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September 9, 2014 AT 7:00 am

Build A Light-Up Disco Table #ArtTuesday

Build a light-up disco table or convert a table with a removable top into one. by Beaconsfield via instructables

Every apartment needs awesome furniture, so why not make your own? This coffee table contains LED strips that light up into various customizable patterns and colors. The lights are controlled by an Arduino and a hidden button, and the entire thing is battery powered so there are no cords.

If you don’t want to make your own table, you can also use the same code and circuitry to modify an existing table.

Materials:

Arduino Mega – RadioShack 276-127
5x tricolor LED strips – RadioShack 276-339
8x AA batteries – RadioShack 23-2212
8x AA battery holder – RadioShack 270-387
Push button – RadioShack 275-644
Power switch – RadioShack 5505076 (online only)
10K ohm resistor – RadioShack 271-1126
Breadboard – RadioShack 276-149
Misc wires, connectors, and soldering supplies
Wood – for my table, maple and plywood
Wood screws (I used all #8, of various lengths)
Metal t-braces
Metal l-brackets
Acrylic (abrasion-resistant, since it is a table and will be used)
Wood finish (I used Danish oil), brushes, and rags
Acrylic adhesive

Full tutorial


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