VU Meter Christmas Tree Lights (Test)

Posted on 2011-12-29 at 04:20 in Music, Videos by Robbi-985.

The 8 sets of lights are responding to the volume of playing music. Each set is made of 80 LEDs. The Arduino in my “soundcase” is controlling them, instead of controlling the 8 lights on the front of the suitcase. The cardboard box holds the original controller boxes that came with each set of Christmas lights, which have been modified (a transistor has been added to switch their outputs).

You can find out more about my soundcase by watching the second half of this video I made about the building process.

[Watch in HD]

The music used in the second part of the video is from the 2nd of 4 parts from the Commodore 64 port of the demo “Second Reality”.

I’m not sure which was harder to do – modify the controller boxes, or put the lights around the tree… -_-;;

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