I finally finished my prototype of a rechargeable LED Hula Hoop. The hoop can run for
6 hours 3-5 hours, and is much brighter than a PSI hoop. And it only takes about 1 hour for a full charge compared to overnight in other models. The charger has a red and green indicator light to tell you when charging is complete.
In this prototype the power switch is on the outer edge of the hoop just like the original kit and most other hoops. But the DC power jack is directly behind it on the inner edge. So both the switch and DC jack is on the same side of the connector. The wires run through the connector and the battery sits in the other end of the tube. This means the hoop is still collapsible for traveling.
The other advantage is that once I make the rechargeable upgrade kit available you can upgrade your existing ProdMod Hula Hoop without making much of a change. It wont look much different and still maintain collapsability for traveling.
Another plus is LEDs shine a lot brighter on this version than my original non-rechargeable kit.
I will be unveiling this rechargeable prototype this Thursday in NYC at the Saatchi Gallery (375 Hudson Street) as a part of Internet Week NY. I’ll be there from 6:30 to 9pm.
So please drop by and try it out, I would like your opinion on how it feels and how it is balanced.
Detailed instructions to make your own rechargeable hula hoop and kit information will come soon.
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