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Light Ball

It lights up - ball play in the dark becomes possible
 
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I drew up plans for this years ago and since then I did see some toy company make bouncy balls with LEDs in them.

My idea is more like having a small lightbulb inside a rubber ball that has fiberglass strands coming from the bulb center and extending out to the outside of the ball. It will sort of be peppered with bright points on it's otherwise opaque outside.

For fancy additions, I would make it rechargeable, and remote controllable (on/off or patterns).

Doodler, Jul 24 2003

How's this? http://www.mathmos....dern/modern/bub.htm
The 'bubble', by Mathmos. [st3f, Oct 04 2004]

Baked http://shadesofligh...ceiling/fm0107.html
No, wait... [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004]

This one http://www.sportcha...Id=307796&cp=694054
Lighted soccer ball, using LED panels. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004]

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       "I've got it, I've got it..."   

       -click-   

       -WHACK-   

       "Ouch"
sild, Jul 24 2003
  

       Since most balls are hollow, I would have thought simply cushioning a light in the middle and making the skin transparent or translucent much more practical, and much more visible than strands of fiber.
DrCurry, Jul 24 2003
  

       "ball play in the dark becomes possible"   

       <going there>But I play with my balls in the dark all the time, and you ain't gettin' figerglass anywhere near them, much less inside.</going there>   

       Sorry, had to go there...
hoopdy, Jul 24 2003
  

       //ball play in the dark becomes possible// try fire football, it's not much good in the daytime.   

       (note to the american contingent; soccer. your form of football would hurt much more if it were on fire).
stilgar, Jul 17 2004
  
      
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