Sunday, November 29, 2009
Luminodot is a puzzle like toy by BANDAI Japan. At first sight, it looks like a big color led matrix display to me. But it is only a plastic panel with many holes for you to put a colorful transparent tube to it. You can make any patterns on the panel and grow it in the dark. Sounds fun? let see the details.
What is inside the box?
1) Black Plastic Panel
2) Few bags of colorful tubes
3) DC power supply
4) Demo pattern sheets (from Disney in my version)
Close up of the colorful tubes:
You can see the tube is very long, so it is easy for you to put it into the hole and also useful for lighting it up.
Check out the black plastic panel:
There are few high brigtness LEDs mounted on the bottom, when the led lights up, the silver reflector would make the lights distributed through out the box. The colorful tubes will light up too.
How to play:
Put a reference sheet in the middle layer of the box. Reference sheet is a paper with color pattern printed on it, it is a guide for you to put the color tubes.
Now you make it dots by dots:) Work hard.
Turn on the power, and now you can have a growing picture frame. There are 9 different lighting effects for you to choose also. More fun:)
The luminodot website also provides a simulator to make your own pattern and print it out for your lumindot.
Posted by Bitartist at 7:27 AM
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How did you get your hands on one of these? My girlfriend really wants a lite-brite and i recently came across a post on The Awesomer about the Luminodot and thought it'd be perfect for her but found out it was only available for purchase in Japan. Any suggestions on where to buy one?
Oh, I get it from a Japan toy store while I was traveling there few months ago. I don't think it is selling in the rest of the world :( It is not cheap too..
If you were in Tokyo, I can tell you where you can get it:)
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