Gasp! Evil Mad Scientists haben die LED-Krawatten von Kraftwerk aus den frühen Auftritten mit „Die Roboter“ nachgebaut! Nochmal: Evil Mad Scientists haben die LED-Krawatten von Kraftwerk auf den frühen Auftritten mit „Die Roboter“ nachgebaut! w00t?!
In the old videos of electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk performing their classic The Robots, a prominent prop is the animated LED necktie worn by each member of the band. […]
The Kraftwerk tie has nine red LEDs in a vertical row, and one lights up after the one above it in a simple descending pattern. And what does it say to the world? One thing only, loud and clear: "We are the robots." Now, if you're anything like us, the most important question going through your head at this point is something along the lines of "why am I not wearing a tie like that right now?"
The good news is that it's actually easy to make one. And the starting point? A circuit with nine red LEDs and just the right spacing: our open-source Larson Scanner kit. With minor modifications-- a software change and dumping the heavy 2xAA battery pack--it makes a pretty awesome tie.