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Monday, November 16, 2009

CuteCircuit - LED Galaxy Dress

My friend John sent me the link to CuteCircuit's LED Galaxy Dress, which is all kinds of amazing. The dress is made up of 24,000 full-color LEDs. Part of the appeal is the way that the light plays with the fabric of the dress - the circuitry for all of the LEDs was hand-embroidered into a layer of silk. The dress is powered by several iPod batteries, which last between 30 minutes to an hour. The design of the dress itself could certainly be improved upon (especially the Swarovski crystal-encrusted portions), but the use of the LEDs in the dress is amazing. Check out the video below to see the dress in action.

Be sure to check out CuteCircuit's website for more wearable technology.

Via Ecouterre. All photos are by J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry.


  1. If you some how took that dress back 200 years, people would think you were some kind of goddess, but as cool and awesome the LEDs are on this dress, I have to wonder what it would look like on an actual person.

    Love your blog BTW!

  2. thanks, Jae! :) yeah - I wish they had shown it on a real person, too - it would be great to see how it moves, etc.

  3. I like their "Kinetic dress" as well! Check those other dresses with LED, made by Luminex and XS Labs (I think I like the Luminex one better): http://sleekdesign.canalblog.com/archives/2009/06/17/15830539.html.


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