My original LED light cube got allot of reactions. Some of them where about making the LED's react to music. This did sound very interesting and I found some instructables on here.
Unfortunately I found it very hard to understand those instructables. In my opinion they weren't explained well enough and even some circuits weren't correct.
That's why I though I build one and make an instructable of it. I tried to make this instructable so easy, that everyone with or without any experience can make one!
If you make one, don't forget to share your end result photos and movies with us.
Below you'll see the end result of my Music LED Light Box.
The movie is shot with my Canon Digital Camera, in the dark. My camera can't handle the fast switching between light and dark very well. In reality the effect is even nicer then on the video.
Before people go asking who's music or what songs these are in this video, these beats are made by my brother. :)
You can visit his website www.motabeatz.com or YouTube channel for more information and songs.
Step 1: Materials & Tools
In this instructable I'll explain how I made it, a very simple way.
- 12v Adapter (a battery can be used as well)
- 3.5 jack headphone cable.
- tip31 transistor (this is the key to the whole project) - $0.50
- 5mm LED's (the color or amount is totally up to you, 1 LED per 3v. I used 12v, so 4 LEDs) - $0.28
- A4 acrylic sheet - 3mm thick (also known as 'plexiglass') - $2.00
- Fine sandpaper (I used 400) - $1.00
- Electrical Wire
If you see a price above, that means I bought it. The rest I just ripped of some old junk. The 12v Adapter was from an old wireless headphone and the 3.5 jack plug is from another old headphone.
- Jigsaw (also a Jeweler Saw can be used. But that's really hard to get straight lines)
- Glue Gun (hot glue, other glue to glue acrylic is possible)
- Drilling tool
- Solder tool (optional)
Ones you've got this stuff you're ready to begin!