LEDs keep on taking over. Excellent.

It's no secret that we love using LEDs for our projects. They sip power and are fantastically tiny. You can even get an introduction to how they work with just an LED and a coin battery. If you haven't used one yet, make it a new year's resolution to make one light up this year. If you want to complete any resolutions, that'll be one of the easiest.

Yesterday's announcement of the Macbook Air in San Francisco pushes the LEDs further. This isn't the first laptop to have it, but it's a dramatic display of how far the tech has come and how far it needs to go. LEDs aren't perfect for every use, but they hopefully will be someday.

According to this article some of the current goals are for better whites, deep-UV, and quantum cryptography. All of which sound pretty tasty.

But what about you? What do you want from LEDs that you don't see just yet?

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matseng9 years ago
fungus amungus (author)  matseng9 years ago
Those lenses are sweet! They can't even handle Pong right now, but I'd love to have some augmented reality lenses.
Super spiffy. Wonder how they'll get the infinite focus going.
whatsisface9 years ago
I love how you can use them as a photodiode with reverse polarity, too.
One of my projects takes advantage of that to make a touch screen...
Post it?
Oh, I will :P (And probably sell kits) BTW: By "touch screen", I don't mean a computer monitor :P I mean a ~60 pixel 1-bit display ;-)
If you made a touch screen monitor for your computer, you could get one of those desks that have the bottom cover or something under it. Then, open that up, put the monitor in there, and then it would be sticking up, and it could be a touch screen, that would be awesome! And you could also make the mouse your finger, or a stylus, like in the Nintendo DS, and the keyboard could be something like one of those small rubberish keyboards they have in the BOSE stores.
Yeah... but that's not what I'm doing... You're going down a completely different road :P This is used in an embedded enviorment... it doesn't hook up to a computer, although theoretically, it could...
1 bit is the way forward my friend!
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