Steampunk jar of fireflies


Steampunk fireflies: a jar full of articulated mechanisms terminating in LEDs that flitter and flick when a small hand-crank is turned -- a huge brass knife-switch on the top of the jar switches them on. Hauntingly handsome. Link (Thanks, Jake!)

Steampunk on Boing Boing

Update: Aaron sez, "the 'fireflies' aren't LEDs, they're 'small fluorescent BBs.' Ultraviolet LEDs fixed at the top of the jar illuminate them."

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