Uchiagehanabi Brings Fireworks Indoors
by Mark R
For those of you who haven’t checked your calendars lately, this Saturday is the Fourth of July, that patriotic American holiday celebrated with fireworks. I’m sure most people in the U.S.A. know where they are going to spend their evenings that day, but Sega Toys Japan has figured out a way to put fireworks indoors.
This device is known as the Uchiagehanabi, and I have no idea what that translates to. It can projects the images of fireworks on the wall and the ceiling.
Some of the firework images are 1.5 meters wide, and it they have all the proper sound effects including the booms and dramatic suspense. They also have fifty-five patterns of various sizes and colors, and creative ways of making unique displays. Hopefully, you can make some very spectacular grand finales.
According to my source, it is possible to draw patterns by yourself, and this device can project them. I’m not certain how this is done, but I’m guessing that you need to hook the Uchiagehanabi to your computer for that.
You should be able to get the Uchiagehanabi for about $168, but this is in Japan only, and only after August 1st. As for anyone outside Japan, you can pre-order it here for the same price.