Exciting news — The Kuramoto Model (1,000 Fireflies) is happening again, this time in Chicago! The project will be part the EdgeUp festival — curated by Tricia Van Eck — that celebrates Edgewater and Uptown as part of Chicago Artists Month. The bike lights have been redesigned and are in production now. More updates and photos are coming soon. In the meantime, if you’re in Chicago and want to participate, you can reserve your own light now using the link on the right!

More info and the event are available on our new Facebook page.

Cyclists gather in Father Hennepin Park before the ride across the Stone Arch Bridge.

1000 circuit boards are assembled, and 760 final units are done. Big thanks to my expert assistants Phil Peters and CJ Mace for many long hours of hard work. Thanks also to Kim Harty, Milad Mozari, Sanghwa Hong, Lindsey FrenchBrent Fogt, Peter Speer, Eddie Breitweiser, Matt Jernigan, Joe Morris, and Steve Germana for lending a hand. And finally, thank you, Art and Technology Studies, for letting us use your fantastic electronics lab.

138 of 245 bike lights made during our weekend electronics bake-off. Special thanks to Matt, Peter, Joe, Lindsey, Phil, Steve, Eddie, and Sanghwa for taking the time this weekend to make this possible!

Thanks to Phil, Matt, Lindsey, Steve, Joe, Peter, Eddie, and Sanghwa for all the help! The electronics bake-off has been really productive so far — we’re nearing the goal of 250 units for the week.

Programming and testing a circuit board.

Programming and testing a circuit board.

60 new boards today.

60 new boards today.

100 laser-cut enclosures.

100 laser-cut enclosures.