Step 3: Add the LED Organ

Find a little free spot on your proto-board, and put in the LED organ. Don't forget to give yourself a bit of a lead for the LED as you
may want to place it specifically as I did.

I tried to place mine near the mouth of the Instructables Robot, so he'd look sort of like he is singing along with the music.

This circuit is super simple and adds some fun flair to the whole project. You could just use this circuit as a stand alone as a visualizer for any number of outputs. That is why I have included it as a separate step.

If you find that your sound has become distorted when you hook the LED organ up, you can try putting a small cap across the ground and input pins to smooth the signal.

Here it is in action.

Cool stuff
That's hilarious. I love it. As a fellow Canadian, I know a good toque!
Cheers! I am bummed, I released this at virtually the same time as muff-fones, and they got featured...I guess I was missing something.....sigh.<br> Well, thanks for the compliment, from a fellow Canadian, it means a lot! I got some partying to attend to, it's freezing!
Granted, I'm from the Northern U.S., not Canada, but I always thougt it was tuque not toque. Did Bob and Doug lead me astray?
<p>french canadian here.</p><p>its Tuque, it came from the first colon that came to quebec. the form they got from the indian that lived here. only english canadian call it toque, its because they cant prononce &quot;tuque&quot; without getting funny looks all around.</p>
I think that both are acceptable eh. I thought tuque was the french spelling.
The answer, according to the awesome mikeasaurus, is that toque, tuque, and touque are all acceptable spellings and that it depends where you are from. I will be honest and say that I let spellcheck confirm that the spelling that I chose was good, and went with that.
forgot to ask, did you record your video in front of a mirror?<br>would have been nice to get a better look at your LED... you mention that it makes the bot look like its singing, but you can't tell from the picture or the video. (I don't mean to sound critical, just making an observation). <br><br>The end result is still great. - Cheers!
I did not have time to film a new one (working hard on my advent calendar submission), but I found one I took during the build, and I added it to step 4. I think it shows what you wanted to see, never mind my talking in the background, I have thirteen hamsters in my head, and this wasn't meant to air.<br>Cheers.
Well maybe sing is an over statement. It just flickers with the music and is mounted behind the patch near the mouth. <br>You can see the general performance of the lamp in step 3, but it is a dark video and you don't see what you were hoping to any better. <br>I will try and take a better video and update tonight. <br>Glad you enjoyed it. (and yes it is me in the mirror, pretty sad I know, but I did not trust my two year old to film me)
lol... well you never know with a 2 year old, but even Steven Spielberg had to start somewhere.
No you were not led astray. (lol)<br>Funny enough there are 3 acceptable ways to spell it...<br><br>Toque, Tuque and Touque<br><br>I'm not sure of their exact origins, but there are many words that have an 'English' form, French-Canadian form and also Canadian-English form.<br><br>A good example is the word neighbor - this is the English-U.S. version, in Canada, we spell it neighbour. (A real pain with spell-check if it's not set to Canadian-English).

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