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Concept Push Pins That Light Up Photos in the Dark

Light Up Your Memories is a concept product by designers Hwang Youn Ha, Kim Min Jeong, Cha Yoon Suk & Kim Yong Ha that features push pins that light up at night, giving light to photographs that you have pinned up on your walls.

Along with the light-up pins, the system incorporates a pin-up board of insulating cork, aluminum, and acrylic (for ease of mounting). The sandwiched aluminum panel is charged with an electric current, which lights up the drawing pin when contact is made. Only the pin’s stem is able to conduct electricity; its head is non-conducting. A switch on the board controls power provision and intensity.

(via Yanko Design)


 
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  • Shadows44

    “The sandwiched aluminum panel is charged with an electric current, which lights up the drawing pin when contact is made.”
    In other words, they want to create an electronic circuit. The thing is, if the pin only has one classic stem, I don’t see how the circuit could be closed. And they don’t give any explanation about that.