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.
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Step 1: Let's get started...
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.
Step 2: The red plexiglass...
Probably the plexiglass is one of the most expensive materials to buy (apart from the glass, of course). I think I got this piece for about 35€(I was lucky the had some cut rests I could use) in a Madrid shop.
Step 3: Inner structure...
Step 4: Joining and Painting
After this, the next is painting it in black. I used a water based paint that doesnt smell with matt appeareance. The paint is not a critical point since it wont be perceived through the glass.
Step 5: Electronics
So… the PIC receives the signal via RS232 (I will make this communication via Zigbee when I get some Xbee modules) and transmits them thorugh I2C to PCF8574 that make use of the ULN28003 in order to get enough current to feed the leds…
So here are some pictures of the soldering process (It was quiet boring and the results are not very well looking, but none will see the soldered board):