Bicycles

Amazing bike-wheel LED art at Tokyo Make Meeting

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We've covered some creative bicycle wheel LEDs on Gizmag recently, so when we discovered the amazing Anipov project on display from Suns & Moon Laboratory (SML) at Tokyo Make Meeting this past weekend, we couldn't help but take a closer look.

SML has outfitted bicycle wheels with a system of LEDs that can actually output a digital picture (it will accept bitmap files) by using the special Anipov software. Masaaki Ikegame gave a quick demo showing an assortment of images and animations, including one of the iconic Hatsune Miku.

Powered by batteries the Anipov LED system is not fully waterproof, although a transparent wheel cover is one possible work-around for those eager to take their bicycle light show out on wet reflective streets.

Suns & Moon Laboratory were selling a number of kits at Make for JPY15000 (or about US$165). For those who missed out, you can still order a few different variants of the LED system via the IKEL online shop (Japanese).

For a quick demo of how the Anipov LED system looks in action, check out the the demo that they gave us in the video below.

Anipov Project LED bike wheel.mov

3 comments
Facebook User
It needs an animation of a hamster running in the wheel.
Ruth Butler
Art is everywhere great article and photos.
gomeleff
Where can I buy this wonderful thing
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