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This one-of-a-kind snowboard is filled with LEDs

Signal Snowboards has created a one-of-a-kind board that lights up the slopes with LEDs on the bottom. Check out a behind-the-scenes look on how the board was constructed. Following is a transcript of the video.

LED. Snowboard.

Snowboard company Signal wanted to build a board like no other. They settled on a programmable LED board. It can display whatever you want. PAC-MAN anyone?

Mark Rosolowski: That is so sick.

Bystander: Yes! Oh my God. This is cool.

The build had its challenges. The entire base of the board had to be covered in LEDs.

Dave Lee: This is the base – the beginning of the base that Mark showed me and if you can kind of see his computer screen, that is a lot of cutting. Which means that’s a lot of lights and that’s a lot of soldering.

Here’s how they did it.

First Attempt

Mark Rosolowski: I saw a shock.

Dave Lee: What’s that mean?

Rosolowski: I saw a little spark. It shorted. Wire went into another wire somewhere.

[Bystander]: Nothing

Lee: Nothing.

[Bystander]: Nada.

Lee: Let’s go back to soldering.

[Weak laughter]

Lee: It was a crazy night. We had everything going for us. We were champions. We had this thing done. And then you pull it out, everyone’s still excited, you go, and you touch the points, and you got nothing. And that’s how it goes. These one-offs. This crazy idea, where you try it for the first time, it’s not always gonna work. But, we rally, we do it again, and we’re gonna make it work.

But it was worth it in the end.

Second Attempt

Dave Lee: OK.

[Cheers]

Lee: Woo! Nice. How good do you feel right now?

[Bystander]: Like, honestly. Amazing dude.

Lee: It looks insane. What’s crazy is you’ll look up on it, like this, and it’s really hard to see. You step back, and it’s super clear. We’re running a video right now. It’s crazy. So, next step, we go ride it.

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