LED bottle wall

Here are two new projects from [Alex Beim] at Tangible Interactions. The video above is the bottle wall with a controllable LED behind each bottle. Embedded below is the 7×5 pixel Rainbow Box. He’s planning on writing a Quartz Composer patch to actively drive the display.

[via Create Digital Motion]


  1. Spork says:

    I really like the wall. 1200 bottles of beer on the wall, 1200 bottles of beer….

    Seriously, this would be a cool thing to have in a bar. Especially if you could keep them refrigerated in there.

  2. um..is there an url for the rainbow box? who built the case how?

  3. pongor says:

    Are you people stupid? It clearly states in the article’s content.

    “Here are two new projects from [Alex Beim] at Tangible Interactions.”

    You might also wish to notice that the videos are both by Alex Biem.

  4. http://createdigitalmotion.com/2009/06/13/99-bottles-of-leds-on-the-wall-bottle-drive-display-tech/ describes only the bottle wall, not the rainbow box. since there is no information on anything it’s impossible to tell what alex did – whether he created the software, the concept, the electronics, or everything, and what materials he did use.

    yeah, i am stupid. but better than being a stupid asshole ;)

  5. french t0ast says:

    Sorry if this is a n00b question. By how do they do so many different colors? Is there a type of led that will do more then just rgb?

  6. ben says:

    m. t0ast, by altering the proportions of current going through each discrete part of an RGB LED, one can tune it to any desired hue. For instance, only lighting the red and green portions of an rgb led will give an amber sort of color.

  7. french t0ast says:

    Oh! that makes sense. I didnt think about RGB being primary colors.


    I would love to see more info on this project, or does anyone have info on something similar?

  8. Alan Parekh says:

    It amazes me nice and solid the color gets when it is defused properly! If the rainbow box was on my wall it would cut back on by TV watching. :)

    Hi french t0ast,

    Here is a similar project, the creator Edo should have some additional details soon.



  9. fkdupdad says:
  10. jared.angle says:

    both of these are nice, but i especially like the pixel box. I’d love to have one on my end table! so much more interesting than the average lamp.

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