Granted, running around with an LED strapped to you is generally a very… specific pursuit, let’s say. But the Sebbo was designed not just to make you look like a raver, but rather a safety conscious person. Who may also be a raver.
A Ring Of Light
The Sebbo is essentially a soft bracelet with eighteen bright LEDs built into it. Essentially, it’s a flexible circuit board with LEDs embedded into it. You charge it via the usual manner, USB, and can configure the light patterns on your computer while it’s plugged in.
And then you’ve got a device that you can strap to pretty much anything. The idea, of course, is that you wear it at night for either aesthetic or safety reasons; the team mentions it can easily be strapped to, say, a bike to make you more visible.
Don’t be fooled, though. There’s some pretty clever design hidden in what might at first seem a bit frivolous. First of all, the outside is rip-stop nylon backed with silicon to both protect the electronics and soften the LEDs a little bit, so you don’t have a car headlight on your person. The silicon also means you won’t have to try and toss this in the wash. The backing, meanwhile, is neoprene, so, again, nothing to strenuous.
The circuit is pretty neat as well; a flexible board with an absolute limit of soldering and other potential breakpoints is neat even without lighting up your wrist. Well, if you’re a huge nerd, like me.
Lights On Your Wrist
So, you want to strap some LEDs to yourself? That’ll run you $40 or more on the Kickstarter, but if you just want to play with the flexible circuit, there are still a few left at $30. And hey, flexible circuits are always fun!
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.