We’ve seen glowing gala gowns, conductive light-up textiles, and sports bras inspired by bioluminescence. We’ve seen programmable clothing and accessories interwoven with LEDs, conductors, and microcircuits. So we thought that perhaps, when it came to superfluous light-up wearables, we’d seen it all.
We were wrong.
As seen at Maker Faire Bay Area, F.Lashes are interactive LED eyelashes by Arduino designer Tien Pham! http://flashes.se(via Hackster.io)
Posted by Arduino on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
What you are seeing above is called F-Lashes, a rave-ready pair of light-up fake lashes that debuted this week at Maker Faire. According to the F-Lashes Facebook page, the lightweight LED eyelashes come in pink, red, blue, light blue, white, yellow, and green. Thin, translucent wires connect from each eyelash to a watch battery fastened at the back of the wearer’s head. Pressing a button will shift light-up lashes into different modes: blink, dance, or sparkle.
At a time when Burning Man is a favorite Silicon Valley vacation destination, maybe it was inevitable that rave culture would get entrepreneurial. As Prosthetic Knowledge first reported, F-Lashes is launching a Kickstarter in mid-July, and until then there’s an Instructables tutorial for making your own. There’s no news on pricing yet, but you can sign up for to be notified about the Kickstarter here.