Nick Sears Orb Video on TED
TED.com just released Nick Sear's 2007 presentation on the Orb. Since it's premiere, he has been working on version 2, which is probably 200% more complex than the first one. There are more LED lights, 80-pin chips, and SD cards. Every component is surface-mounted, and takes place on both sides of the circuit board.
This is the Eagle/CAD drawing of the circuit board:
This is the printed circuit board with the electronics soldered on:
This is when it's illuminated:
It is heading to Singapore for Siggraph 2008. For more information on Nick Sears, visit Art Magnitude site.