The Firefly Communicator Device Lets You Signal to Fireflies

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 17, 2016
References: kickstarter & gizmag
The Firefly Communicator device is a high-tech and impressive gadget, designed by noted entrepreneur Joey Stein, that is designed to make it easier than ever for you to communicate with fireflies. The incredible insects are known to use their unique bioluminiscent properties to signal with one another and communicate, and now you can "talk" with them using this contraption.

The gadget can be used in conjunction with a smartphone app to flash lights in patterns that are specific to particular sub-species of fireflies. The unique patterns are translated from the smartphone to the Firefly Communicator device by simply placing the gadget's light sensor over the phones display.

Currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, the Firefly Communicator is a great example of technology being harnessed to better understand and appreciate the wonders of the animal kingdom.