[Jeremy] refused to settle on your typical alcohol storage options, and instead created the Boozeshelf. Like most furniture hacks, the Boozeshelf began as a basic IKEA product, which [Jeremy] modified by cutting strips of wood to serve as wine glass holders and affixing the front end of a wine rack at the base to store bottles.
In its standard operating mode the Boozeshelf lies dark and dormant. Approaching it triggers a cleverly recessed ultrasonic sensor that gently illuminates some LEDs, revealing the shelf’s contents. When you walk away, then lights fade out. An Arduino Mega running [Jeremy’s] custom LEDFader library drives the RGB LED strips, which he wired with some power MOSFETS to handle current demands.
[Jeremy] didn’t stop there, however, adding an additional IR receiver that allows him to select from three different RGB LED color modes: simple crossfading, individual shelf colors (saved to the on-board EEPROM), or the festive favorite: “Dance Party Mode.” Stick around after the break to see [Jeremy] in full aficionado attire demonstrating his Boozeshelf in a couple of videos. Considering blackouts are a likely result of enjoying this hack, we recommend these LED ice cubes for your safety.
9 thoughts on “Interactive Boozeshelf Is Its Own Dance Party”
Hi the project is interesting, but in the circuit which shows the 3 mosfet with LEDs, the LEDs are in reverse.
Good catch, I’ll update the diagram.
Good catch, I’ll update the circuit diagram
Really cool, but goddammit don’t make videos vertically >.>
Generally I’d agree, the problem was that landscape mode doesn’t capture the entire shelf unless you backup really far.
what he means is use a camera other than your iPhone to make videos
Same problem with my point and shoot. Landscape cuts off the top and bottom when I get close enough to actually see the thing. I suppose if I had an SLR I could get a lens for that.
It would be cool to take it 1 step further, and set the mood based on which alcohol you choose. For example, if you pick up vodka, the lights turn red, and it plays the Russian national anthem…
I am really digging that idea hah
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