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If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it

I Have No Idea How This Wedding Ring Works; It’s Still Cool

Ben Kokes went through ten prototypes for this ring before he came up with one worth presenting to his fiance Mary, “because doing things in the most complicated way possible is just what he does to show the love.” Those are real white and blue gemstones illuminated with LEDs, but they only light up when the ring is near an “induced alternating magnetic field.”

Now I’m going to be honest with you: I don’t know what that means. But if Kokes’ process, documented on his website, is any indication, it’s very impressive.

(via io9.)


  • Matt Graham

    “because doing things in the most complicated way possible is just what he does to show the love.”

    This explains much about some of my exes.

  • Marcelle Marcelletti

    An alternating magnetic field will push electrons causing an electric current which will power the ring. A spinning top with a magnet in it should work.

  • Rain Mist

    Fantastic! I wonder if it would work with induction cooktops….

  • Mike Avelar

    Thanks ass… for setting the bar that high… Granted… I’ll never get married again.

  • Robert Paske

    Hm. Put a Green Lantern symbol on it, put the transistor in a lantern, and have it light up when placed near the Lantern to charge. Yeah, I’m a geek.

  • Pink Apocalypse

    I want one too.

  • Anonymous

    So not activated by the presence of orchs then…
    I’ll pass

  • electrasteph

    An induced alternating magnetic field is a motor.. He’s built one that he can wear as a sleeve so that when he is nearby, the ring lights up. I wonder if it gets false positives from other motors nearby, though. Very clever. We have a friend who designed the ring he wanted to give his wife and had a jeweler create it. It did not use feats of engineering, however.