Delight: Ice Cream Night Light
Delight: An Ice Cream Night Light.
3D Product / Arduino/ Smart Object
MFA Products of Design, School of Visual Arts. Fall 2017
A portable night light, shaped like an ice cream cone. The ice cream night light has a LED dodecahedron "scoop," emitting a bright light and a felt cone bottom for an easy soft grip. It is paired with a clear plastic stand which can easily adapt to a bedside table or desk.
Instead of fumbling to find the light switch in the dark, or having to turn on lights that are just way too bright, the night light can be right by the bed, is easy to pick up out of its stand and immediately provides light bright enough to guide someone through the dark without being overwhelming.
It's powered by a battery pack (located inside the cone), a small Arduino board, and a magnetic switch that turns the ice cream cone on when lifted out of the stand, and off when placed back inside it. The magnetic switch can be turned off, transforming the ice cream cone and stand into a bedside lamp or all-night night light.
The ice cream night light was inspired from a love for ice cream and transforming it into a useful light. The cone shape provides an easy structure for a hand held light and the ice cream scoop allows for a variety of designs and patterns. The first iterations of the ice cream cone night light used a felt cone and a yarn soft swerve top for a full plush night light.
Currently there are no ice cream night lights on the market that are mobile and hand held. The ice cream night light provides a fun, simple design for a night light and even serves as a flashlight that can be brought through the dark hallways