Build an Animated LED Coffee Table
If you're interested in showing your technical and maker skills to your visitors, friends and family - then consider making one of the following animated LED coffee tables described by instructables member rgco.
They have embedded 64 LEDs in a typical matrix inside a cut-out of the surface of an IKEA "Lack" table. These LEDs are controlled by an Arduino Nano-compatible board via the typical MAX7219-compatible driver IC.
Considering the low cost of the tables and the required electronics, this is a fun project with a lot of potential. Check out the video below for some interesting footage:
For more information on how to make your own coffee table, visit the detailed project page.
And if you're interested in doing this yourself, PMD Way can help you with the parts, such as:
- Arduino Nano-compatible boards
- various 5mm LEDs
- MAX7219 ICs and display modules
- prototyping PCBs
- and more...