Although disco is certainly before many Tindie readers’ time, one enduring symbol and decoration is the disco ball. With many small mirrors around it, the reflecting light has been a staple at parties for many years.
Of course, with today’s technology, it’s only fitting that “society,” or at least one Tindie store owner, has come up with something similar (albeit, in a half-sphere format) that emits its own light instead of simply reflecting it. The “Ducenti” uses 200 programmable RGB LEDs to create animations along its 11 inch stainless steel hemisphere. As seen in the video below, it’s quite incredible, though I’d have to assume it’s even better in real life.
According to the product page, the hemisphere is open-source and Arduino compatible, so if one of the 51 different animations doesn’t suit your purposes, you’re free to change it. In theory, you could build your own, but considering what it must take to wire everything up, perhaps it’s $360 price tag is well worth it!
Besides, do you really think you’ll have time to build one by your next disco/techno/jam band party?
On the other hand, if you’re interested in exotic lighting, but this isn’t quite what you had in mind, the “Evil Genius Labs” store has a few other options that might fit the bill!