This 4.5-foot circular panel contains 60,000 LEDs that simulate the Sun [Amazing Photo of the Day]January 5, 2013 1 Email article | Print article
Sun. The Sun. Our Sun. Without the Sun, most scientists hypothesize there wouldn’t have been life on Earth. We happen to live on a planet that is perfectly positions relative to the Sun; not so close that it is so hot but not so far that it is so cold. Luck or a higher power? For the purposes of this post, it doesn’t really matter because I am sharing with you something that is definitely created by man with more hard work than luck involved.
Check out the following images and video. They are of the ‘Flatsun’ a 4.5-foot circular panel that contains 60,000 LEDs which combine together to simulate the surface of the Sun. How, exactly, do you ask? Apparently the panel uses mathematical equations developed by its creator, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
Flatsun is actually interactive and the animations change depending on how many people are in the room. If there are no people in the room, it eventually turns off. Check it out: