I built this for a school art project to compare the similarities and differences between art and science. It was inspired by Walter Giers' work.
The three strips of LEDs and another ring in the middle, all respond to music which comes from either a source in the room, or an iPod or CD player plugged into the device. The box then reacts to the music, changing the background colour, rate of change and flashing ring in the middle, according to the music played.
The device can also pick up the sound of a conversation in a room if no music is playing, and so respond to this sound.
It was a fun project which looks great on the wall afterwards, filling the room with a great atmosphere.
Step 1: What you need
- solder iron & tin
- Dremel or other small drill
- hot glue gun
- screws and screw driver
- double sided tape (Normal & heavy duty)
- 30cm x 50cm wood board
- 30cm x 30cm x 5cm milky acrylic glass box (with 1cm x 1cm x 1cm cubes in the bottom corners, best with a hole in them)
- two 30cm x 10cm acrylic glass panels
- white sticky plastic wrap
- 90cm RGB LED strip
- 10 cm diameter White LED ring
- 3 RGB LED controllers (With IR remote controls)
- IR remote control for LED controller
- RF sound input controller
- lots of wire
- adapter for controllers used
- shrink tube
- Old CPUs for decoration
- 40cm x 20cm x 2cm wooden frame