(1) Medicom Toy is celebrating the collaboration between Tron: Legacy and legendary electric duo Daft Punk by producing the masked musicians in Kubrick and RAH (Real Action Hero) form. They will release in late December as part of the Series 21 BE@RBRICK assortment ($4.99). The 400% BE@RBRICK ($199.99) and KUBRICK ($19.99) two-packs will release in mid-January. The RAH figures are expected to come out in April at $229.99 each. All the Daft Punk-inspired toys will feature the same outfits and helmets the duo wears in the cameo they make in the film.
In this time-lapse stop motion video, one Kim Pimmel managed to control a series of lights spinning on top of a vinyl record player to the fast-paced electro beat of the new Tron: Legacy theme. Pimmel explains:
The video is stop motion, so every frame is an individually shot photograph. Each photograph is a long exposure photo, with exposures reaching up to 20 seconds in some cases. To control the lights, I used an Arduino controlled via bluetooth to drive a stepper motor. The stepper motor controls the movements of the lights remotely from Processing [computer software]. The light sources include cold cathode case lights, EL wire, lasers and more.