Craft & Design Technology
Pocket Ignignokt – Make your own Mooninites

Riad has everything you need to make your own Mooninites (Gerber files, schematics and layout). He writes —

By now everyone’s heard about the 2007 Boston Mooninite Scare. Unfortunately, as far as I know, no one has put any thought into mass producing more of these guys. Well, no more. Thom, a now-buddy of mine from Chicago, emailed me after he saw my Superbowl party window decoration to tell me that he thought it would be awesome to design a Mooninite PCB that could be built cheaply enough to be used as a throwie…

I’ve got a 3×3.6″ Ignignokt board sent off for manufacture just today. Since I needed it rather quickly, I didn’t optimize for a one layer design, but I’m sure that people will be willing to do group buys and thus manufacture will be a reasonable option for everyone.

In 100 quantity, the parts come to about $5 plus a power source (batteries, et cetera). From the board is about $2 in the
same numbers, so as long as people are willing to do group buys these should make very reasonable throwies.

The design uses 60 LEDs and a power converter that I designed to be as cheap as humanly possible

Pocket Ignignokt, thanks Thom! – Link.

Schematics, info and gerbers mirrored.


current: @adafruit - previous: MAKE, popular science, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft ... howtoons, 2600...

View more articles by Phillip Torrone