Just when we thought we’ve seen all there was to light-up wearables—from glowing wristbands and EL wire shades to illuminated earings and fiber optic hair braids — we bumped into Arduino designer Tien Pham at Maker Faire Bay Area, who showed off his latest creation with hardware engineer Davey Taylor: F.Lashes.
As its name would suggest, F.Lashes are lightweight, easy-to-apply false LED eyelashes that feature various modes: side to side interaction, dance, and sparkle. Currently, the rave-ready accessory comes in pink, red, blue, light blue, white, yellow, and green, though more colors are likely in the future.
Thin, practically invisible wires connect each eyelash to a custom PCB and 3.3V watch battery (lasts four hours) attached to the back of a wearer’s head.
While we were able to get a sneak peek, the hype has only begun. Pham plans on launching a Kickstarter camapaign for F.Lashes this summer. Until then, be sure to check out his website and Facebook page for updates! It’s only a matter of time before you find these LED eyelashes throughout concert venues, nightclubs, party stores, and even Burning Man.