This idea was in my mind for a time and one night two weeks ago with a short inspiration, I've started working on it. The LEDS nowadays are quite powerful and can do lots of lighting jobs. Well, they are fast and easily driveable by small electronics & microcontrollers. So I've planned to design and build an intelligent light, not only capable of lighting but also conveying messages, displaying animations and also do some more useful things like displaying temperature and doing timing etc.

Here is the product being powered on and switched to demo mode in which it displays all available running modes in sequence. There are additional videos also at the 7th step of the article.

Below is a video of all 4 prototypes singing together.

Step 1: Circuit Design

The system is powered by a pic 16F88 microcontroller. 5x5 dot matrix display is made from narrow beam 3mm leds.

it has 30 different modes, 14 continuous lighting with different power settings, 12 animations, 1 temperature measuring,1 timing modes and two audio modes

I started designing it on a simulation program first then made the real circuit on breadboards
amazing project! I love it!
<p>Thanks Andrea, I also like your projects a lot.</p><p>regards</p>
Make a kickstarter campaign or an indiegogo. I can really see this getting backed
Thanks for the idea. I've started one. Added its link to the last step of the instructable.
Great work. Very professional product development.
Very nice. How about a binary clock feature?
I'm on %97 of code space now but one of the modes can be converted to a binary clock or I can start a totally new model with different functions + the binary clock. thanks ;)
You have a fair amount of light patterns in it. Instead of starting an entirely new model, I would suggest picking some of the more fun patterns and delete the others, to create some space.
I like it. I agree with HarlyHunk about the clock feature. It would be a nice touch. I suspect a Kickstarter would bring in enough cash to start production.
This is a great project and great prototyping skills.
That's very very cool. If I had money I'd back. I'd buy one if I saw it on a shelf for sure.

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