The outer skin is polyester mesh over umbrella-like framework.
CoolNeon articulates the shape.
CoolNeon Animated Eyes:
There are 20 CoolNeon "eyes" distributed around the
outside of the body. These are animated using the
Cat-09 Sequencer available from
The eyes can be set to run in sequence forwards or backwards,
fast or slow. There is a control for how fast or slow they
move, so they can be set very close to the beat of nearby
music. There are other display modes as well, such as
random, or a to-and-fro motion.
There are two sets of tenticals: an outer main set and
an inner minor set. The outer ones are contained in clear
vinyl tubing to make them appear larger. They are twisted
within the tubing for a more natural spring-like appearance.
RGB Body Color:
The body has an internal RGB
color projector so I can create any color inside the body.
This is done with a trio of 6V krypton flashlight bulbs
each shining through a theatrical lighting filter of
red, green or blue hue. The lights have independent
controls which allow them to be on full or faded down to
off. They can also be independently switched on and off.
The lights shine upward onto a diffuser which mixes the
color and glows within the center of the body. The
polyester mesh gives a whispy colored shaped to the
The jellyfish is about 3 feet in diameter and about 4