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By David Pfaltzgraff
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About

The Light Ball project will take the display capability of low cost LEDs and put in the format of a sphere to make pleasing dynamic displays. To augment the experience, it will also play audio files that can be downloaded in various ways.

Since the project requires that custom electronics parts be manufactured the delivery time must allow for assembly and test of a prototype before the final units can be made. This requires a longer delivery time than most projects.

All contributors will be acknowledged on the project web site. Those contributing $25 or more will receive e Light Ball T-shirt. Those contributing $100 or more will receive a "Gizmo". This is a battery powered 2-D version of the Light Ball. It will play simple tunes with a corresponding LED display. The tunes will be chosen at random when stimulated. There are two versions of the Gizmo. Those contributing $100 to $200 will receive the 'small' version. For those contributing more than $200, the 'big' version will have more tunes to choose from.

For those interested in building a LIght Ball themselves, there are several levels of rewards available. This ranges from a set of boards where the contributor is responsible for getting their own parts, to a full kit of parts, and finally a set of boards that has been assembled and tested.

As they become available, technical details of the Light Ball design can be found at the pfaltz.com/LightBall home page.

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    A Light Ball T-Shirt and the little Gizmo. The Gizmo plays random ditties and flashes a ring of LEDs to demonstrate some of the basic concepts of the Light Ball. (International shipping is not included.)

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    A Light Ball T-Shirt and the big Gizmo. The big Gizmo is the same as the little Gizmo but has a larger repertoire for more variability. (International shipping is not included.)

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    For the hard core DIY members. A Light Ball T-Shirt, the big Gizmo, and a set of bare PCBs to assemble your own Light Ball. Parts and power supply are not included. (International shipping is not included.)

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    For the DIY members who want to assemble their own. A Light Ball T-Shirt, the big Gizmo, and a set of bare PCBs to assemble your own Light Ball. Parts and power supply are included. (International shipping is not included.)

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    A Light Ball T-Shirt, the big Gizmo, and a set of PCBs assembled and tested with power supply included. (International shipping is not included.)

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Funding period

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