This LED table really ties the room together


Along with quadrotors, and portable game consoles, one of the hacks we never get tired of seeing is an LED matrix table. [Christian Enchelmaier] wrote in to share his take on the ever popular pixelated furniture, which we think came out pretty well (Translation).

Instead of going for a full-sized coffee table, [Christian] decided to keep things on the smaller scale his first time out, opting for an ottoman/end table nstead. He constructed a 16×16 matrix using RGB LEDs, encapsulating each one in its own “pixel”, as is common with these builds. [Christian] uses an Atmega 128 to run the show, displaying the current time and date, temperature, music visualizations, games, images, along with short videos. He also outfitted the table with an IR receiver so that he can control the table’s display from afar.

As of right now, [Christian] doesn’t have any video of the table in action, but there’s plenty in the way of pictures scattered throughout his build log to keep you busy in the meantime.


  1. DanWake says:

    Hmm – 16×16 grid. I’d light up every other block of four pixels and play checkers!

  2. Fred says:

    It seems he grows a nice selection of chillies too.

  3. David M. says:

    Can you make it light-reactive using the LEDs as light-sensors during the PWM off time?

  4. DMM says:

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think this would makee a great Tetris?

  5. Sherminator says:

    Nice table, but why using ir receiver instead of wifi or bluetooth ?

    Here you can find a rather complete one :

  6. Sherminator says:

    And could we have a video ?
    And specifications, like how many FPS does it runs ?

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