Friday, June 12, 2009

Electronic Fireflies


Prototyped using a Basic Stamp board (a PIC prototype board with Basic embedded) and parts from a solar-powered lawn light and 8 yellow LEDs. I'm going to try it out tonight.




Parts cost:

- 8 yellow LEDs: $4.00
- 1 lawn light parts (plastic cap, solar cell, battery): $3.50 (4 lights for $13.00)
- PIC board: sub $1.00

Total - $8.50

In actual production, the costs would probably be sub $3.00 each. Think they would sell for $19.99?

Update 09.0615: Dammit. The idea is already patented.

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