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What? What?
What's a LiteBrite?
Check out this fabulous page for a description of and the history of the original LiteBrite child's toy: Yesterdayland page on LiteBrite
Here's how our LiteBrite works...
Our LiteBrite is a scaled up version of the child's toy, standing 6' tall by 8' wide, and shaped like a triangular prism. It uses colored acrylic rod for pegs which fluoresce under blacklight. There are a series of blacklight tubes in the cavity. In 2002, our LiteBrite will have a back that's painted white to mimic the original toy. The front panel is made from 1" spacing pegboard, covered with black masking tape, so that when a peg is punched through the paper, it lights up in brilliant fluorescent colors, just like in the original toy.
Building the LiteBrite in 2001
In the beginning...
In The Beginning...
In the end...
In the end...
Side View
Side View
We intended to burn the LiteBrite at the end of the 2001 Burning Man art festival. We did not model a shell, nor adorn the LiteBrite in any way because we didnít want to add anything potentially toxic to the fire. As it turns out, so many people stopped to play and then share their stories with us, stories of childhood LiteBrite fun or just personal stories relating who they are, that we didnít have the heart to destroy it. Instead, we wanted our LiteBrite to live on in our home community and to further its impact.
Notes from our community...

Michaela Greeley

Donald Burbano

 


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