Introduction: HapHazard - a Playful Random Light System

About: i am a free thinking Experience Designer. Also a part of a Maker trio ForReal Team -

it started with the thought of how to create a simple unpredictable electronic device.
its so simple its embarrassing
once you start playing around with it, you just cant stop
trust me

i know it looks like it's in fast motion but its not ! (thats why i left part of the soundtrack)

Step 1: What Do You Need ?

you will need
1.A bunch of LED's - there is no right amount - it works with 1, starts to look cool around 15 and just gets cooler as you add more. here i used 150 of the cheapest LED's i could find.

2. A 3v battery - one is enough but once i had all these LED's i felt like adding an extra 2nd battery.

3. A transparent sphere - i used those u can get in ant hobby store that are made of two parts, the come in many sizes and are quite cheap and handy.

Step 2: Prepping the LED's

well, its not a must but it does have better results (and its the only way to make it seem just a bit more sophisticated)

take all the LED's and bend open their 'legs' just a bit.

Step 3: Putting It All Together

just like a good stirred cake you put everything together

Put the LED's in the sphere
Add the 3v battery (or two)

and there you have it !

Step 4: Ready - Set - Go !

now all you need to do is play around with the sphere, every now and then the LED's will entangle with each other and the battery in a way which will light up random LED's from the bunch.

its magical !

the next logical thing to do was to kick the ball around...

Step 5: Enjoy

just glue it or something before you really get crazy with the kicking...

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