Interactive Name Plates

There is so much rapid prototyping technology readily available that sometimes it’s overwhelming how quickly we can alter “traditional” products. Here’s a project I recently completed that puts a new light on name plates. It’s a fully customizable name plate. Users can customized the color of the plate itself and the name. It’s also interactive. It has two modes of operation. The first mode is a fully lit mode. Makes the name plate light up, backlighting the name. The second mode is interactive. It automatically turns the backlighting on depending upon the light level of the room, and dynamically adjusts to its surroundings. It is a completely original design, including the circuit. The chips were custom designed and milled for this project. Most iterations took less than a day to turn out a prototype. You can buy these little guys here, at Etsy, in the Checkerlabs Store.

The name plate dynamically reacts to the lighting conditions it is in.
The name plate dynamically reacts to the lighting conditions it is in.
The front of the name plate is fully customizable.
The front of the name plate is fully customizable.
A close up of the custom name, in the "off" mode.
A close up of the custom name, in the “off” mode.
The mode switch and photo "sensor."
The mode switch and photo “sensor.”
An example of the internal armature.
An example of the internal armature.

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Adoniram

Creative director and technologist. Lover of light and maker of things!

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