Introduction: Awit-10: a Singing Music, a Dancing Light.


The Name Awit-10 is derived from a Filipino Word, "Awitin" (Pronounced: Uh-weet-tin) which means "To sing". Awit-10 is composed of ten of my favorite songs:

1. Cry by Mandy Moore
2. Heaven by Bryan Adams
3. I see the Light by Mandy Moore
4. I wont last the day without you by The Carpenters
5. Never Had a dream come true by S Club 7
6. Only Hope by Mandy Moore
7. Someday we'll know by Mandy Moore and Jonathan Foreman
8. Take me home country Roads by John Denver
9. Way back into Love by Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant
10. We are one by Angelique Kidjo

Using my combined knowledge and skills in Electronics, Music, and Arts, I was able to convert the musical notes of these songs into codes, and into binary dancing lights. The LED Lights "Dances" with the Beat and with the Pitch of the music. Although the Journey of Awit-10 is not yet finished, I still pursued this project for the Instructables lighting contest 2020 in hope that this will be appreciated. In addition, Awit-10 is supposed to be an entry for the Audio Contest 2020, but it did not reached the finish line in the right time. Well, I'll stop my little drama, and lets see how I've made it!


Supplies are divided into two:

A. Electronics
1. Arduino Uno
2. Atmega328p
3. 4.7k ohm Resistors (10 pcs)
4. 220 ohm Resistors (5 pcs)
5. 330 ohm Resistor
6. Tact Switches (10 pcs)
7. 28-pin IC Holder
8. Wires
9. Soldering Lead
10. LEDs (2 Blue, 1 Red, 1 Green, 1 Yellow, 1 Green, 1 White)
11. 8 ohm 0.5W Speaker
12. 16 MHz Crystal Oscillator
13. 22pF Ceramic Capacitors (2 pcs)
14. Universal PCB (4x6 cm and 2x8 cm)
15. USB Power Cord

B. Tools and Accessories
1. Soldering Iron
2. Scissors
3. Power Bank
4. Tweezers
5. Pliers

Step 1: Necessary Components

Gather the necessary Components from above.

Step 2: Upload the Code to the Atmega Chip

After all my efforts, finally the code is working. For now, I will not disclose the code. After the project has been fully developed, then I will give it as an open source.

Step 3: Soldering the Components

Since I don't have a pcb printing stuffs, I used universal PCB for the integration of the components. You can also use pcb printing to do such if you have stuffs for it.

Step 4: Installing the IC to the Circuit

The programmed Atmega Chip is the brain of our circuit so we will install it onto the circuit itself.

Step 5: Unshield the USB Cord

We'll use 5V power bank as a power source for our Awit-10. Use a USB cord as a connection from power bank to the circuit.

Step 6: Finish!

Step 7: Playing the Awit-10.

Lighting Challenge

Participated in the
Lighting Challenge