This Instrunctable is to show you how to make a audio to light modulating game controller rack. This light system can get hooked up to a XBOX 360 (like mine) Playstation 3, Zune, Ipod... whatever.
1 12 inch by 24 inch fluorescent plexiglass 1/4 inch thick (bought from the internet)
1 Armory Game controller rack (bought from the internet)
4 #6 3 inch bolts (bought from lowes)
12 #6 nuts (bought from lowes)
2 #6 wingnuts (bought from lowes)
1 15 foot lamp wire (bought from lowes)
1 night light socket (bought from lowes)
1 7 watt night light
1 cheap box (dollar store)
1 AUDIO TO LIGHT MODULATING kit (bought from the internet)
2 wall outlets (bought from lowes)
It all starts with a 1/4 thick 12 inch by 24 inch peice of fluorescent plexiglass. About 15 dollars on line
Step 1: Assemble the Armory
Step 2: You will need some hardware
2 for stand offs
2 to bolt the armory to the plexiglass
Wing nuts to hold the armory to the glass
Step 5: Bolt the glass and rack together
Step 6: Add stand off bolts
Step 8: Audio to light
I got mine at for $15 at
Step 9: Bolt board to the inside of box
If you are unsure about working with outlets get someone to help you that knows about electicity.
This board is very simple. Two Connectors go to the wall power plug, two connectors go to your outlets in the box. (see next slide)
Step 10: Add outlets if you want
Plug a 3.5 mm jack into the audio jack and connect it to a stereo, xbox, zune.
The power going to the outlets goes through the little board. the board will give more electricity to the outlets based on the voltage of the music being feed into the jack. Bass = bright lights, whispers = lights out. This is adjustable.
Enjoy the light show.
My xbox explosions light up the room.