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June 15, 2011 AT 6:21 pm

Open source electronic cufflinks “pulsate” like Apple Macs

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Open source electronic cufflinks, pulsate like Apple Macs – a very last minute ultimate geek gift for Father’s day (order for overnight shipping if you want them on Friday!).

We designed these little cufflinks that subtlety pulsated like a Mac. We wanted something that was futuristic but still classy enough to wear for special events when we need to get dressed up. There will be a necklace version too of course.

iCufflinks
Sophisticated. Modern. Open Source. Gorgeously machined aluminum with a subtle pulsating LED. Perfect for Father’s day or for that geek who loves technology and needs to get dressed up for a special event. Welcome to the future! For those special occasions when you need to be dressed to iMpress: Weddings, Tech events, Sci-Fi/Comic-Cons, IPOs and VC funding opportunities.

This is a new type of product for Adafruit, we want to create wearable electronics that are subtle, fun to wear and look classy. We’re starting with cufflinks and soon we will have a necklace version shortly.

The cufflinks are CNC machined from the finest 6 series aluminum for durability and beauty. The iCufflinks are a remarkable accessory. Machined with a “screw in backing”. Each iCufflink contains a circuit board with pulsating LED and battery.

Reverse engineered
The “pulsing” is similar to the “breathing” LED pattern on many laptop and computer systems. The default pattern is reverse engineered from the Apple “breathing” LED on Macs, MacBooks, iMacs, etc.

Open source
Cufflinks are completely open source. The source code, circuit board files, schematics and CAD files are posted on GitHub. Mod & Hack away! Cufflinks can be reprogrammed to any pattern you’d like!

Ready to go
Before your fancy event, just pop the battery in, screw the backing and your iCufflinks will gently pulsate for up to 24 hours.

Designed and made in North America
Cufflinks are lovingly machined in Toronto, Canda by Ross + Doell, assembled in New York, New York USA. Created by Mike Doell, Limor Fried and Phillip Torrone.

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Here’s is the “about page”.

And here where you can order them!


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9 Comments

  1. I’ve got a bunch of suits in the back of my closet somewhere. Here’s an excuse to dig them out!

  2. My day job is making jewelry and I have to say those are very very cool- now you need to make a ring!

  3. AH HA!! That was the top secret from Saturday’s show. Very nice work guys and gals. Makes me want to wear a suit..

  4. Looking great! Loved reading the background info as well. Here’s hoping you don’t have to get all dressed up to meet Apple in a fancy room 😉

  5. I’d love to see a tie tack version.

  6. Please make earrings like this. You know, for the ladies…

  7. earrings for men and women as well as necklaces are on the way.

  8. I agree – would love to see a tie tack version!

  9. You used to be able to buy cheap plastic things for handbags that would flash when your mobile phone received an incoming call. – They worked purely off radio emissions. Excellent for loud venues ..they just needed to be within 30cm range of your phone.

    Possibly to tight to fit the extra circuitry into the cuff links but that would be a nice touch.
    Much nicer than an iPhone ‘Silent’ buzz in meetings.

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