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The Everbright is art you make art with—think the Lite-Brite of your childhood, but with ergonomic dials that rotate endlessly in either direction through a spectrum of hundreds of colors. The entire board erases with the press of a button, removing every obstacle to creativity. Made with evolutionary biology in mind, The Everbright considers the integration of the hands and eyes in the development of humankind and the ways in which infants take in and manipulate the world around them. Since 2015, Hero Design has been exclusively making the Everbright in limited quantities for public spaces. Each Everbright is a blend of technology and craftsmanship, and is individually made to order by artisans in California. A tablet allows the owner to wirelessly upload new interactive canvases throughout the year, so visitors can continue to be surprised and delighted.

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Why we upgraded the lite-brite with color-changing dials instead of pegs

Humans have a universal need to create that emerges practically from birth. Even before an infant takes her first steps, she is touching and manipulating objects with her hands, noticing colors, and beginning to form patterns. Early literacy begins with these developing neural connections between between the hands, the eyes, and the brain. The Everbright is designed to satisfy humans’ universal need for creativity, providing a tactile counterpoint to ubiquitous screens and buttons. This baby using his fat little fingers to balance while the other hand manipulates a color dial. This 5-year-old stepping back from her geometric horse to neighhhhh triumphantly. This woman in a wheelchair creating with her hands despite limited mobility. This boy finding a sense of calm by slowly controlling a color-changing dial. These are moments the Everbright was designed to induce, for everyone from 9 months to 90 years old. (Along the way, they’re also building their brain architecture for early literacy, developing spatial intelligence, practicing socio-emotional skills, and promoting sensory regulation.) The dials twist easily by people of all ages and abilities, so families can create together and experiment with color, patterns, and geometry.

A few of our favorite stories about the Everbright

Hasbro’s Lite-Brite is one of those brilliantly simple toys that has stood the test of time. It doesn’t need an upgrade—at least that’s what we thought until we saw this giant Everbright board that replaces those colored plastic pegs with dials that can reproduce any color you can imagine.

Gizmodo :: A Gigantic Upgraded Lite-Brite With Color-Changing Dials Instead of Pegs

the ‘everbright’ is a huge, highly-precise piece of legit-ness, 42 times as large as the original lite-brite. the design has been optimized, with all removable parts taken out of the equation. a simple turn of any of the boards 464 dials presents users with every color under the rainbow, including black and white thanks to LED technology. when done creating, a press of a button erases the canvas and resets dials to their default.

designboom :: hero design creates everbright, a digital lite-bright that’s 42x bigger

Instead of only a limited selection of individual colors, the Everbright relies on 464 dials that change in hue as you twist them, offering almost unlimited color possibilities when creating designs.

—Colossal

Colossal :: Everbright: A Giant Interactive Light Toy That’s Like a Lite-Brite for Grown-Ups

Lite-Brite, the most fought after toy in your kindergarten classroom, has been upgraded and the results are glorious.

—Hopes&Fears

Hopes&Fears :: Everbright is a bigger, badder Lite-Brite for grown-ups

Hero Design thought they could come with a bigger, better, more contemporary take on the Lite-Brite … So they did.

—Fast Company Design

Fast Company Design :: A Giant Lite-Brite For Designers (And Other Grown-Ups)

Everbright is an artistic device by Hero Design that lets users adjust dials that change color as they are turned to create abstract patterns and displays, like a giant version of a Lite-Brite.

—Laughing Squid

Laughing Squid :: Everbright, An Artistic Device Made up of Adjustable Color Dials That Let Users Create Abstract Patterns and Displays

Everbright is…more sophisticated, for those of us who pretend to be adults.

—Neatorama

Neatorama :: Everbright Is Like Lite-Brite for Grown-Ups

For inquiries, contact Kelly Parkinson at kp@hero-design.com.

The Everbright is designed, engineered, and individually fabricated by Hero Design LLC

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