Word Spur
This strange device has 8 LEDs inside and they are blinking in a certain pattern. Then you can see letters when you move the device on phosphoric sheet. The sheet temporally save the light of LEDs, therefore it can record the letters.
I took part in this project with hardware design and making movie. I decided to make strange form for this device because this device is functionally strange and nobody have seen such kind of information device. The left is the movie I shot for some competitions and therefore we got some awards (see the end of this page).
The device itself is good stuff to play especially for children. Moreover, it will be more enjoyable when you put it to Heelies (a sneaker which has wheel at the part of heel). If you slide with Heelies on phosphoric sheet, the shining letters follows you.
This device can communicate using internet with WiFi and it can enable several functions. For example, you can input letters you like with Smartphones and the device shows the letters in realtime. Moreover, the device can show Twitter’s hashtags or weather forecasting.

Maker Faire Tokyo 2012
Maker Faire Tokyo 2013
Fab 9

Gugen 2013
Japan Media Arts Festival