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Hacking the IKEA FREKVENS LED panel with a microcontroller #Feather #Arduino @IKEA

The IKEA FREKVENS is a sound sensitive light panel that’s attracted the hacking community to repurpose for a number of cool projects. GitHub user frumperino has started an Arduino library to allow control of the FREKVENS using a 3.3 volt microcontroller like the low cost Adafruit Feather M0 Basic (Adafruit and Digi-Key).

Instructions on wiring changes are provided (soldering is required). The microcontroller must be a 3.3 volt logic level unit, according to the post: “If you want to try hooking this up through 8-bit 5V AVR antiques like an Arduino Uno, then you must use level shifters.”

The code is used with the open source software Adafruit GFX library, programmed in the Arduino IDE.

See the GitHub page for details, pictures of the wiring and the code.


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