Lumi - A Bright Idea
The Lumi is an intelligent umbrella that utilizes high-power LEDs, which are capable of producing 100 lumens of multicolored light. At the heart of each Lumi, there is a reprogrammable Atmel microcontroller that controls the brightness of the LEDs. Using a set of tactile buttons, the user can switch any combination of lights on and off, or program more interesting organic patterns that are only limited by your imagination. A clear, injection molded polycarbonate shell surrounds and protects the circuit board, switches, and the two AA batteries which power the Lumi for hours of stylish entertainment.
Lumi is great for keeping you dry while you cheer on your favorite sports team, or at your kid's soccer practice. Don’t let bad weather keep you from the game.
It’s not a party without Lumi. Stay dry at every party and do it in style. Cheers!
Lumi is the perfect addition to a midnight stroll with someone special. Make it a night to remember.
Bring some light and safety to every child’s favorite night, Halloween. Lumi will let you know exactly where your child is and give them a fun accessory to their costume.
Lumi was designed to be used by groups of people together, as well as individuals alone. By crowd-funding the production of Lumi we are promoting not only the creation of this creative and practical hardware, but encouraging groups of people to buy them together, use them, and send in pictures/video of what they have made!
Please send your pictures/videos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
UP: The Umbrella Project
This limited edition umbrella is created following the original design used as part of UP: The Umbrella Project, a participatory performance developed by Pilobolus Dance Company and MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. UP premiered at the PopTech Conference in Camden, Maine in October 2012 and was performed again at MIT in May 2013. Each time over three hundred participants lit up the sky on a rainy night.
UP is a large-scale, live performance piece that arms untrained participants from all walks of life with umbrellas fabricated with multi-colored LED lights. Each participant spontaneously interacts with the group and, by manipulating the color of his or her own umbrella, creates an ever-changing landscape of hues as they move through the space to create the piece.