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that use the floor for their illuminescent goodness, rather than shine in other people's eyes.
Pleasing pattern in a dark-lit room. The occasional UV light wouldn't go unnoticed, either.
In their simplest dancing mode, they're controlled by weight-sensing, so those "sitting this one out" don't
have to fiddle with the on/off switch, and even putting a bit more weight on one leg, not to mention jumping up and down, will cause the light level to vary.
The intention is a free-for-all art form, but they could be wirelessed up to the DJ console for more directed displays.
I haven't delved deeper, but I know that some do respond to impact/steps. [neutrinos_shadow, Mar 22 2015]
[calum, Mar 23 2015]
||Weight sense control would trigger light according
change in perceived weight? Probably change
a certain load: standing on two feet one could
detect change as weight shifts but you would still
shining point blank into the floor.
||There are certainly some sort of sensors in LEDs
shoes. It is a mark of my jadedness that I have
dissected any such shoes to learn more about
||Weight controlled, primarily in the sense of, if you're sitting down they can turn themselves off. Perhaps acceleration sensing for the actual dancing bit.
||Fair call on the prior art [ns] though this idea is for lighting up the floor rather than blinging up the shoes.