During a Product Design class, [Oscar de la Hera] designed and built an LED light box that responds to music — and looks good doing it!
He carefully constructed the box out of Oak with a one-way mirror top, enclosing a 6 x 6 matrix array of NeoPixels. Behind the panel is an Arduino Uno which uses an MSGEQ7 chip and two audio jacks to take in an audio signal and create a light show. When the lights are off, it looks like a fancy little mirror — but when you turn on the music it becomes alive.
If you’re curious on how it was made, or if you want to make your own, there’s a full tutorial on how to make your own over at Instructables — and don’t forget to take a look at it in action after the break!
While it’s done for now, [Oscar] plans to add Bluetooth and a rechargeable battery in version 2. A similar project using the MSGEQ7 made us giggle when we wrote about it, and again after recalling it today — if you like butts, you’ll love this sound-reactive-musical-light-butt-lamp.