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The 'A Tilt of Light' seesaw has been fitted with 33 rows of lights that react in real time to the motion and angle of the lever
Melbourne-based design group ENESS has produced an LED seesaw complete with a physics engine as a result.
The built-in physics engine means users can also see how their 'ball of light' would be impacted by being in one of four different environments, air, water, space and yogurt
Using accelerometers the Tilt of Light seesaw can show users how their movement would impact and control other objects on the beam
Each of the 33 lighting sections between the seats of the Tilt of Light seesaw is packed with LEDs and can be illuminated independently
By clicking one of four buttons before the rocking begins, the LED sections respond as though they are traveling though the selected atmosphere
If you want to learn about physics, or just have fun on an illuminated seesaw, 'A Tilt of Light' will be on show in Fed Square from June 1st to July 1st
The high-tech Tilt of Light seesaw was installed at Federation Square in Melbourne as part of a lighting festival called The Light in Winter
If you're anything like us, you probably spent many an hour in your younger days bouncing up and down on a seesaw (or teeter-totter or teeter board, depending on where you grew up. And, even now, you might fight the desire to relive your childhood and jump on one as you walk past a playground. But Melbourne-based design group ENESS has created a seesaw, which comes complete with hundreds of LEDs and a physics engine to explore the forces at work on the familiar playground staple, that might just prove too difficult to resist.
Read the full article: LED seesaw gives illuminated physics lesson … remains fun
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