It used to be that the only place you’d find animation is at the movies or on TV, Cartoon Brew—the most widely read animation blog—said in a new post about an interesting new project that is breaking the mold.
The Monkey Light Pro, a new product by MonkeyLectric, allows cyclists to personalize their ride with microprocessor and LED-driven art and animation. The company launched its product on Kickstarter, featuring the artwork of two Philadelphia University animation program alumni, Kevin Kunzman ’12 and Tyler Myers ’12 (Kunzman’s cat and dog animation is pictured).
Kunzman and Myers’ work will be preloaded onto the Monkey Light Pro, which features 256 full-colored LED lights that are powered by the bicycle rider. The product lets the cyclist download their own graphics, artwork or animations to display on their wheels as they ride around.
Watch the video below, which includes more animations by Kunzman and Myers, to see the product in action. For more information about Philadelphia University’s animation program, visit www.PhilaU.edu/animation.