[johannes] writes in with a pretty impressive LED table he built. The table is based around WS2801 serially addressable LEDs which are controlled by a Raspberry Pi. The Pi serves up a node.js-driven web interface developed by [Andrew Munsell] for a room lighting setup. The web interface controls the pattern shown on the display and the animation speed.
[johannes] built a wooden coffee table around the LED matrix, which includes a matte glass top to help diffuse the lighting. An outlet to plug in a laptop and two USB charging ports are panel-mounted on the side of the enclosure, which are a nice touch. The power supply for the LEDs is also inside the enclosure, eliminating the need for an external power brick.
While [johannes] hasn’t written any software of his own yet, he plans on adding music synchronization and visualizations for weather and other data. Check out the video after the break to see the table in action.
5 thoughts on “A Wooden LED Matrix Coffee Table”
Cool as it is. But imagine how badass it would be with one of those flir cameras detecting objects placed on it, so it could react to hot/cold items being placed on it??
I can’t help but think that it would look so much cooler if it was slightly better diffused. This would be so mean for parties, though.
My table ;) WS2812 Atmega32 and a Lack Table from ikea
Sry wrong link here it is:
Nice build! A simple microcontroller is a good fit for controlling the table, now all you need to do is add a serial to wifi module for wireless control! :D
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