February 25, 2014

Light source detection with the Arduino-powered "LuxBlaster"

After becoming angry with drivers following too close at night with their high-beam turned on, Hazim Bitar created an experimental device that could possibly exact revenge on those careless drivers. Hazim's device - the "LuxBlaster" - uses a series of light sensors to determine where a strong source of light is coming from. Once detected the LuxBlaster will rotate towards the source of the light and fight back with the light from a powerful 3W LED. 

At this point we'd like to say that no matter how amusing this device could be, its use would most likely be illegal and thus we present this project for research value. Speaking of which, you can see the device in action with the following video:

The theory behind the device could be used for other purposes, such as tracking the sun to move solar panels for greater efficiency - or perhaps a game of some sort. Either way, visit Hazim's website to learn more about the LuxBlaster. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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