LED Throwies are an iconic, DIY project that combine an LED, a battery and a rare earth magnet with a piece of tape to empower artists, hackers and everyday citizens to creatively augment their surroundings. Throwies were a global, viral hit. They have been seen by 10s of millions of people online and made by creative people in classrooms, protests and garages around the world.


LED Throwies on Instructables.

Awards and recognition:

  • 2006 Golden Nica from Ars Electronica.

  • "Throwies" was NY Times Buzzword of the Year in 2008.

Date: 2006

Role: Artist, Co-inventor

Team: James Powderly and Evan Roth at Eyebeam

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