Sound Illuminating Dress

This dress created by YouTube user safirecat may not have been that difficult to create but the idea is still quite cool. It’s just EL Wire hooked up to a sound driver that changes the brightness of the EL wire on and off depending on the ambient sound levels. You can get the components from Cool Neon Lighting:

The Sound Driver is $12 and the EL Wire is about $1.60 a foot or with a discount for a whole spool.

They even sell kits like a learn to solder kit for $35 or their “Cool Neon Artist’s Kit” for $175

On a related note mentioned in the comments of the YouTube Video is this cool little project by Sensebridge called the Sound Spark its a pendant/necklace that reacts to ambient sound with flashing LED lights.

The Sound Spark is only $29 and comes with in 3 different coloured LEDs and two different necklace styles.

To go on another tangent, Sensebridge also sell the “Heart Spark” which does the same as the Sound Spark but instead gets it’s signals from a wireless heart-rate monitor (Sold Separately), I’m in no way affiliated with these people but I think what they sell is quite cool, they apparently are working on a product called the Mood Spark which is like a mood ring but it actually lights up in different colours. That’s pretty nifty, you’ll have to hunt it out on their website because I can’t be bothered linking to it (it’s not hard to find) apparently they have working prototypes…

Film Canister Wedding Invitation

I’m sure I know a fair few people who would love these wedding invites, they are made from re-purposed film cannisters (soon to be a rare comodity?) . These were put together by Trevor and Larissa of ambient studios.

As two passionate photographers we decided to try to turn our mutual obsession with photography into a theme.  Since both Trevor & I enjoy shooting film on the side for personal projects it seemed only natural that we integrate this somehow into our day.  (apart from actually supplying our photographers with film for their cameras of course!)
The result is a collaboration between Trevor & I and an invitation that took an assembly line of 5 to create.  We had to make about 40 after all was said and done and I was lucky enough to have the help of my ladies and a little bit of wine!  (Thanks girls!)  It was tons of fun and completely worth it…

Via Gizmodo