Geek graffiti takes on New York

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Geek graffiti takes on New York

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Wired on geek graffiti – “The group of 12 graffiti artists surrounds its target, a sculpture in Manhattan known as The Cube, and waits for the signal to begin tagging it up. It’s a daunting task — the 15-foot sculpture in Astor Place was recently coated with anti-graffiti paint. But within seconds, The Cube is covered in LED Throwies, the latest innovation from the Graffiti Research Lab, or GRL, an open-source think tank dedicated to developing new methods and tools for street artists.”Link.


  • HOW TO – Make LED Throwies (pictured here) – Link.
  • Embedded conductive, magnetic paint driven LEDs – – Link.
  • Graffiti Research Lab: Geek Mural – Link.
  • Graffiti Research Lab – Link.

8 thoughts on “Geek graffiti takes on New York

  1. BrK says:

    Am I the only one who’s seen enough of the “LED Throwies” stuff? Okay, we get it already. You stuck an LED and watch battery to a magnet, and now you’re chucking them at any object that contains ferrous metal. This isn’t really all that “MAKEish”, it’s becoming kind of redundant.

  2. philliptorrone says:

    brk, yah – you should see our inboxes, every day – throwies OMG! so, this is likely the last of it for a bit.

  3. Oracle1729 says:

    BrK, you’re not the only one.

    This is really making lose interest in make. Along with yet another voltaic cell made with household parts, and yet another person built a pov toy.

    They need to rename themselves “Made: Technology that’s been there and done it”.

  4. philliptorrone says:

    c’mon guys cut me a little slack… out of the over 4,000 posts on make there are maybe 10 pov/throwie posts…

    *you can* submit links, sites and project too :-]

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