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10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

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The LED throwie is an ingenious graffiti application invented by Graffiti Research Lab: the marriage of magnets and LEDs for portable, throw-able, digital graffiti. This week on Giveaway Tuesdays, we are hosting a giveaway of a more polished version of the LED throwie, available at Think Geek. There are DIY instructions for making your own throwies, which I've posted below in video form, and hence, there is a great community of people (mostly on Flickr) showing off their LED throwie projects.

This week: We challenge you to come up with a cool application for the LED throwie. The winner will receive a set of 40. In need of a little inspiration? Before you participate, check out these 10 fun applications for the infamous LED throwie. 

1. Throwing Throwies at a Train

A night train is the perfect moving target. Captured in a blur by flickr user Carol Browne:

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

2. Seattle Gassworks

The structures at Seattle's Gassworks Parks make for a beautiful canvas. Day shot captured by flickr user martineno:

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

Another day shot by Slightlynorth:

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

Night shot captured by green eyed so and so:

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

3. Throwies in Motion

Timelapse photography fun captured with the Nikon D300 by flickr user Brady Macdonald:

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

4. Spell it Out

Mobile advertising for bright.nl/oranje by Erwin van der Zande:

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

5. Night Light

Illuminating a street corner in Torino by TODO.TO.IT:

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

6. Undisclosed Location

Can you guess where this is? Beautiful display by what appears to be a F.A.T/Graffiti Research Lab flickr account urban_data:

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

7. Public Art

Another application posted by urban_data; the beautification of a public sculpture:

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

8. Floating Figure... Baby Jesus?

Once again posted by urban_data, the construction of the human figure:

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

9. Metal Fan

Just toss 'em on those metal blades; by flickr user Vanderlin:

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10. The Fiat 500

Last but not least, a cute little Fiat 500 truly makes the perfect target. The Graffiti Research Lab live in Rome, as photographed by James Powderly:

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie

10 Clever Uses for the LED Throwie


4 Comments

That's not a Beetle, It's a Fiat 500.

corrected, thanks.

You're welcome

Can it really be said that this was "invented" by a company? I think its just a matter of time before this is a fine-able offense. It can be considered littering now. Take precaution when doing this because it does cost man hours to take these things down.

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