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August 13, 2012

North Street Labs Light Show Project

at 11:36 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment

 

 

North Street Labs built a cool looking light show project for the Hippodrome. It is made using a large number of smart RGB LED strips. The effect sure adds a huge amount of ambiance to the party! I can see this system becoming a system that bars and clubs would want to order as a permanent installation. Read the article for lots of tips on purchasing electronic parts in medium quantities.

“An Arduino MEGA 2560 serves as the brain of the system controlling what each light box does, it is connected to several SparkFun EL Escundo Dos boards, an MSGEQ7 7-band equalizer, an adjustable electret microphone, an RS485 differential transceiver, and a 240w 12v power supply that wasn’t nearly as bad as those pesky 5v 5a ones. “