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Rob Sparkleball Jones

Last month at New York Maker’s Faire, Rob Stephens displayed his popular programmable RGB/LED sparkleballs,  pixelballs.  But the surprise hit was his sparkleball hat.  So many people asked to try it on, that Rob had to take photos. Mark Mathias was there and with Rob’s help, carried the idea to his church’s youth group, who made pixel and battery-pack sparkleball hats for Halloween.  

Check out Rob’s website and his photo collection of “Sparkle Heads.”  Rob’s also working on easy instructions for programmable LED sparkleballs.




Electronic Motion Sparkleballs

Rob Stephens  (aka  Sparkleball Jones) supercharges his  sparkleballs with electronic whizbangery.  Each RGB LED light is programed individually, using a micro-controller for coded sequencing.  The result turns a basic sparkleball into a minilight aurora borealis.   At Maker Faire (Bay Area) this past weekend, Rob had thousands of visitors to his booth who were wowed by the light show.   Below, check out  Sparkleball Jones videos and videos of other electronic sparkleballs from the past.

Other fun Electronic Sparkleball Videos:
Allen Kitchen  (Houston TX)
Preston Holmes  (Santa Barbara CA)
Garrett Mace  (San Francisco CA)
Randy and Brandon Schimka (San Diego CA)