- Benjamin Franklin
Over the years there are many, many things I've invented 'in my head', have never taken them through the steps of prototyping, patenting, building/licensing etc. Here I'm going to start cataloging them. Feel free to do whatever you want with them..
LED Christmas lightsOne of my first ideas.. Since mid-80s I've been talking about these. Now they've been in the market for a few years.. These additional things are still possible:
* create interesting sequences for lighting a string - blinking all on/off, 'chasing' sequence, alternate ones on/off, switching on/off according to color (in a multi-colored chain), etc. These are even more effective when the chains are folded into 2D and 3D patterns (eg. stars, snowflakes..)
* create LED grids (eg. 30x30) that display Lite-Brite type of pre-programmed patterns.. A controller box makes it possible to cycle through patterns at varying speeds, make them blink or form in interesting ways (eg. top to bottom, radially outward..). A variation would be to include an SD card reader, to allow users to input their own patterns.