Flower Wheel

A blinking flower that will light up when a wheel in front of it is turned by hand.

Yunyu Zhang



LEDs of different colors make up the flower shape and they will light up through turning a wheel in front of it, on which there are many magnets. Under the wheel, there are three coils. The changing magnetic field that is created by the magnets generates current in the coils that are connected to the LEDs, making the flower to blink. I feel the way to use electricity to simulate and demonstrate the beauty of some natural phenomena very inspiring and refreshing and through the interaction between people and circuit components, I wish to approach nature in a different perspective by adopting a more technology-based viewpoint.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Working with electrons