Tangle - a system for controlling glowing dancing shoes has advanced in development and use in two years. The name Tangle, which used to refer to tangled cables and plans, is no longer enough. We light up original spaces, do light shows and control the light according to our clients' wishes. It's time for Spectoda.
In 2020, Anna Veselá and Matěj Suchánek created a system that allows to wirelessly connect light elements and breathe life into them. It can thus react to movement, touch and other stimuli. "Its big advantage is that it works autonomously - it does not require the presence of a computer to control it. This has led to interactive installations in public spaces or new products. From lamps to safety features in factories," says Matěj Suchánek.
The reason for the current name change is the planned expansion, the related legal steps and the growth of the company. From the original two people, there is now a team of fifteen people. They all are improving and developing the system, manufacturing various customized lighting components, taking care of the store and customers, or taking care of the NARA lamp, which is the only product of the company designed for ordinary households.
- The word spectacular comes from the Latin spectaculum = theatre, stage, expressing something special, unusual, arousing attention.
- The word diode represents the semiconductor component that makes our system bright.
Also the word SPEKTRUM is part of the new name. It describes very well what we do - colours, possibilities, crossroads.
Spectoda (formerly Tangle) was originally created to control Nyxies glowing dancing shoes. Anna and Matej were looking for a system that would allow the shoes to react to the footfall and synchronise with each other at the same time. However, they soon discovered that there was nothing like this on the market, so they set about developing it.