hero design creates everbright, a digital lite-bright that's 42x bigger hero design creates everbright, a digital lite-bright that's 42x bigger
aug 14, 2015

hero design creates everbright, a digital lite-bright that's 42x bigger

hero design creates everbright, a digital lite-bright that’s 42x bigger
all images courtesy of hero design




do you remember playing with the lite-brite as a kid? the classic toy by hasbro enabled total artistic freedom using nothing more than a box with a light, a single sheet of black paper, and hundreds of miniature plastic choking-hazards. chances are if those memories are somewhere in the depths of that nightmarish-land called childhood, there’s probably another. a blip or a passing phrase, maybe something like, ‘it would be so rad if this thing was absolutely massive’.

every dial is capable of producing any color on the spectrum 




well forty years later, the dream-granters at san francisco’s hero design — fitting name — have made that wish come true. the ‘everbright’ is a huge, highly-precise piece of legit-ness, 42 times as large as the original lite-brite. the design has been optimized, with all removable parts taken out of the equation. a simple turn of any of the boards 464 dials presents users with every color under the rainbow, including black and white thanks to LED technology. when done creating, a press of a button erases the canvas and resets dials to their default.

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‘everbright’ can be programed to visualize custom animations




‘everbright’ uses custom LED boards and a high-color contrast surface that looks great, regardless of time of day. hero design realized the piece with a focus on direct control by users, however, it is also capable of displaying customized animations and other interactive elements. perfect for workspaces, events, dorm rooms, cars, bathrooms, laundromats, gyms, and lecture halls — it is the ultimate toy for creative teams and individuals alike. hero design is led by PhD alan rorie and kelly parkinson. 


video courtesy of hero design

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dials endlessly rotate 

animations can quickly form and disappear on the display, creating a dynamic sign or message board 

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doodling with ‘everbright’

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play with others — and no, you can’t hoard the pegs to keep siblings from messing up your picture

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use your hands and free your mind 

when finished, erase the masterpiece with a touch of a button (note: surface difference in top left corner)

when not in use, the form becomes a simple wall decoration  



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edited by: nick brink | designboom 

  • cool! Is this for sale and where?

    jane washington says:
  • Hello, what are the pricing options for a Hero design lightbox?

    Kathy Ryan says:
  • how much and when can i get hold of the ever bright display board

    david stobart says:
  • Can this be purchased online and what is the cost?

    Mace says:
  • Would be a great teaching device! How much?!! Where to buy?

    Caryn says:
  • This would look amazing in our library. What is the price range?

    Tracey says:
  • I want, so where can I buy it and for how much.

    John Brodhagen says:
  • how much ?

    hüseyin yurtbay says:
  • What is the price and where can it be purchased?

    Hak says:
  • What is the price and where can it be purchased?

    Andres says:

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