Simple and beautiful LED-lit sea urchins

Furniture & Lighting Science Technology


The Evil Mad Scientists created these awesome, dead-simple accent lights by dropping an LED clipped across a battery into a sea urchin shell from a beach shop. Windell describes the guts as a “throwie sans magnet.” I love the way these look. But I hereby pledge to dig in, with both heels, and resist the term “urchie” with all my power, unto my dying day.

2 thoughts on “Simple and beautiful LED-lit sea urchins

  1. John Park says:

    I love those! Windell and Lenore came down to LA last week and we had a meetup at CrashSpace where they showed off a bunch of cool projects. Those urchies (I’m sorry, too late now) were there and quite beautiful in real life.

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