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The idea is to build a replica of the Daft Punk Table sold at Habitat, very nice, but, as long as I know not sold anymore.
The building process is not very complicated, the hardest part is to decide everything when your starting point is zero. I could get some ideas about the construction of the table like the use of "carton pluma" from Mathieu, a french guy that made one before I made mine. You can see Mathieu's table at: http://www.dailymotion.com/miniDaftPunkTable
This is one picture of the table i constructed myself.
You can get more info on http://mrgalleta.wordpress.com/
You can find the sources in: http://github.com/czoido/


Step 1: Let's get started...

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Ok! As many people has written me after watching the youtube videos, interested in the construction of the table, i'll write a quick'n'dirty guide excuse my English, but I'll write this very fast and English is not my native language.

So let's begin constructing the daft punk table replica. The materials i used for the table where MDF and 10mm grey. They produce an overall impression very similar to the original one, if not better. Under the glass there is a red plexiglass square and the 5x5 division are made of "carton pluma".

Its a good idea to put a sheet of difuser like thick onion paper on top of these squares so the light of the leds difusses through the red plexiglass.
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Mathewww made it!6 months ago

Hello, I'm Mathieu, the french guy you're talking in this article.

Today I have plugged my own table for the first time since 4 or 5 years, maybe more. Still looks pretty cool !

I saw your video, controlled by iPhone, nice job ! I have a raspberry pi, an iphone and my table also make use of I2C. How can I install download the app and install it ?

Best regards

mrgalleta (author)  Mathewww6 months ago

Hi Mathieu!

On the RPi side, you can clone the repo at github, the software uses the ALSA library so you should have it installed before trying to compile. I had an USB soundcard connected to the RPi with a microphone. The communication with the Iphone App goes through a socket connection the function that receives the messages is void send_action(std::string action) in dptable.cpp, I don't think I still have the source code for the Iphone App but I'll look for it and let you know. Programming a new client shouldn't be difficult there's some usefull source code here:




ravewings1 year ago
very cool table. I'd like to make one like this except have different color lights like this end table: http://youtu.be/P1o5ji-guiY
Nequito3 years ago
of How many mcd are the leds that you use?
kavo4 years ago
how is this a daft punk table?
jpowell6 kavo4 years ago
It was designed by Daft Punk!
Hey I was just wondering if I were to use a mirrored surface In the divisions would it make a brighter light and better diffusion.
cpzion4 years ago
hola, tienes diagramas de circuiteria y esas cosas???
splasma4 years ago
Bonito trabajo, vecino

Has pensado en poner Leds RGBs.???
Skyriam5 years ago
Hey buddy, awesome project. Can you please show us the schematics and code you used? Thank you!
johnxtreme5 years ago
what are the dimensions of the table you used?
Heartman5 years ago

Nice job.

Is possible to share the schema and Hex ( or MiKroC source file)

My best regards,
scrpn17w5 years ago
Is there any chance that you could put up a link or something of the scematics you used to build your boards both for the control side and the LED side?
mark_ob5 years ago
Hi - nice table!  I'm looking to build one from your instructions - do you have the winamp plugin and circuit diagrams available.  Any help very much appreciated.
Does anyone have any more information on the Winamp plugin? I know how to do everything else except the plugin for winamp. When it comes to writing a plugin for winamp that outputs to RS232 I am completely lost on what to do. I'd appreciate either a plugin itself or to be pointed in the right direction plugin wise. How exactly would I go about writing this plugin if I need to replicate it?
Looked into older winamp releases and it looks like the 2.xx versions have great plugins for serial port integration. I'll look into it further. Me and a friend are starting on this project soon and will document it all in video, write-ups, and files as well.
unholyknight, Did you ever start or finish this project?
Sadly I never got the time to work on this. School and work were just eating too much of my time.
mrgalleta (author)  unholyknight7 years ago
Hi, I'm been extremely busy for the last months but I´ll try post some code examples explaining how to do it... You can start having a look at the Winamp SDK and some code examples of RS232 output in C.
falsehero6 years ago
Making your own? Want a head start? I have 25 LED boards for sale that I built in surplus supply to build a few of these. There are 8 on each PCB board and are 70000 mcd each. Worth a bit of cash and also time. Grab yourself a bargain... Follow this link.

Sonicblaze7 years ago
What about using an LEDWiz to control it? I think that'd make this pretty easy, and just use the "LEDBlinky Animation Editor" to control its animations. You could also use the "Luminaudio™ Engine" software for the LEDWiz to make it beat to the music. I know that kinda takes part of the "homebuilt" aspect out of this project, but it'd get it running until you can make your own controller.
I've just ordered the LED-Wiz and i'm gonna try it out, hope it works
Hey Lil-Diabo, Did you get your LED-Wiz to work out?
akashmash6 years ago
do you think we can hack this in to an arcade stacker game? LOLS
darksteel6 years ago
is it possible to detect the beats of the music with a microphone or something like that, or just connect a jack to the computer or whatever is playing music? My friend has a flashlight with LEDs that when you clap or make a noise, it turns on, you clap again and it becomes brighter and brighter, etc... so i was thinking of using something like that since I don't want the table always connected to the computer every time :\
mrgalleta (author)  darksteel6 years ago
Yes, you could make a circuit like some kind of sound activated light, maybe with a low-pass filter to filter everything but the rythmic section od the song and send a signal to the controller board in order to change the sequence at that time.
So any word about the code for this puppy? Sorry to hassle I just want to see how you did it!
guigui24036 years ago
Bonjour, ou est posé la plaque de plexi? juste en dessous de la plaque en verre? sert elle juste a bien diffuser la lumiere? faire des "beaux carrés? merci de vos reponses
Katy236 years ago
"Around the world" brought them into the dancefloor top chart. One recent remix astonished me:

gurvana6 years ago
et bien il faut être calé pour pouvoir construire cette table... Surtout au niveau du contrôleur. Peux tu m'éclairer un peu plus sur la manière a procéder pour un néophyte? merci
Lucazio6 years ago
That's so old school, yet still modern. I so wanna make one in my tech ed class this year, definitely will refer to this.
TURBOTREV6 years ago
Sorry folks files did not attach here they are: Thanks again. Trevor.
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TURBOTREV6 years ago
Hi folks, I need your help here I have an original daft punk table and the RTA switch (pictured) has burnt out. does anyone know the correct indexing and switch function I need to order a new part? Any help would be appricated as Habitat no longer deal with the supplier and I need to fix this myself. I have also attached the pdf for the company who supplies the RTA switch. So far I think the order code I need is: RTA - P - 3 - ???? - ? - 25N - S Thanks folks.. Trevor
hmm that gives me the idea of bringing back the ol 70s dance floors. Know of any glass that will hold human weight? probably Lexan plexiglass?
mrgalleta (author)  The Expert Noob6 years ago
maybe... take a look at this... http://web.mit.edu/storborg/ddf/
Hi mrgalleta, and congratulation for your job. i have a little question, how to fix the glass to not seen through the glass how they are fixed. Thx
RPisces6 years ago
Now THAT'S the perfect fusion of art and technology! Great job! I'm not sure if I could build this given the missing details in this instructable, but I don't think I would anyways due to all that soldering I'd have to do!
great instructable, I always thought that it would be nice to build one of these, but I worried about the finish. Looks like you have done a fantastic job of that though.
I finally finished building this and the one problem I am having is the brightness of LED's. I am using 6 LED's in parallel. They are 12000mcd. When I tested them with a 9V battery they are super bright, but because I am scanning the matrix with the PIC and bcs of PWM, they become dimmer. I would really like them to be brighter. Did you use any reflective coating on the inside barriers to spread the light better? I am currently trying aluminum foil
mrgalleta (author)  marcoskohler7 years ago
Hi, No, I didnt, but that maybe help, the inside of my cells is just white paint (not very shiny finished), and one fold of diffuser thick paper (called "onion paper" in spain) just bellow the plexiglass...
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