Digital Dominoes can be set up in patterns and virtually “knocked down” by pressing the button of the first domino. That lights the LED on the first domino, and triggers the second to light up, which triggers the third, etc.
The dominoes work by sending a pulse of infrared light which is received by the next domino. Once it stops being received the next domino turns on its IR LED and visible LED to signal any following dominoes.
The range is between 6″ and 12″. Just like regular dominoes you can create complicated patterns by making the dominoes spread out down multiple paths. Digital Dominoes have several advantages over real dominoes.
- You never have to stand them up
- They can be spread out over wider distances
- They aren’t limited by gravity and can be attached to walls
- They can be placed in a loop to cause a repeating pulse
- They're designed to be hacked and modified
The kit contains parts to build 4 dominoes. Enough for you start playing with them and creating your own designs.
Learn how this project started at CrashSpace:
Crash Space Wiki
Cool uses of the domino from our first build night
More details on the Domino, including build instructions, schematics, and project ideas:
Digital Domino Website
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 02 June, 2011.