Optical fiber beyond telecommunication

Optical fiber is great for carrying huge amounts of data over long distances at unimagined speeds and providing us with high-speed Internet connections that nowadays are more a necessity than a luxury, but they also have an excellent throughput in other fields beside telecommunications, since they are used from non-invasive surgeries to pool illumination.

DIY: Optical fiber illumination

We are going to show you how to connect optical fibers directly to LEDs and sensors, to use it with illumination purposes or “light painting pictures”, following the steps written by Forrest M. Mims III, amateur scientist, in Make Magazine.
January 11, 2016 by

Photo gallery: optical fiber clothing

Fashion designer and Instructables user Natalina decided to use optical fiber lights to create pieces of clothing and the results were incredible.