Magic Orb: Spinning LEDs Are More Than Just Blinkinlights

From the same NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program that brought you the alluring solar bikini, James N Sears brings you his Orb, a tricky experimental device that consists of rapidly rotating LEDs and some clever programming. Your persistence of vision ties it all together, making it look like a solid object.

Take a look at the device at rest without the LED on, and you'll see how it works:

Magic Orb: Spinning LEDs Are More Than Just Blinkinlights


Can't wait to see what else he does with this concept—the possibilities make my head spin.

Design Page [James N Sears, via treehugger]