This Instructable will hopefully give you all you need to put together a reactive music led table.
I based it on the Music Visualiser at Music Visualiser – Adafruit. The code is from there, the circuit is from there – all I really created was a big led matrix, and put it into an Ikea table!
Really, I wanted to make a full arduino tetris table, but I had most of the spare parts and wood available to make this, so that’s what I did.
As a picture is worth a thousand words, there are lots of pictures as I hate writing!
Start with an Ikea Lack table – the matt white was on special at £5, so that’s what I used.
Draw a square on the table – mine was 40cm * 40cm – giving me 5cm2 sections.
Not knowing what the table was made of, I cut a small hole to look inside.
Happy with what I found, I cut the square, and removed the honeycomb cardboard inside.
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