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Rock Candy LEDs are Sweet

While competing in the Instructables “Play with your food challenge”, Emily Daniels not only managed to win herself an iPad 2, but also to create these clever little rock candy LEDs. It’s a pretty simple idea. In fact, I’m kicking myself for not thinking of it. The sugar crystals that form around the LED are not just sweet (looking and tasting), but they also diffuse the light and actually make the LEDs seem brighter.

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Of course, Emily does not recommend that you actually try to eat these things once they’re finished, for fear of swallowing an LED. Then again, people are constantly “not recommending” things, so you can take that as you will. As for me, I have neither the LEDs or the patience to actually pull this off, but as soon as someone figures out downloadable Oreos, I’m 100% on board.

More pictures of the LEDs below.

You can check out the award-winning (literally) Instructable here.

(Instructables via Hack a Day)

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