LEDs can be used in many creative ways — from alarm clocks to dining tables — and we’ve selected ten of the coolest for your enjoyment. Which ones are your favorites? If we happened to miss any, please leave us a comment.
10. 3D LED Cube
Chris Lomont and Gene Foulk created this RGB 3D LED cube for artistic purposes, it’s basically a “large, animated, self contained visualization cube of LEDs”. They are offering handmade 8 x 8 x 8 cubes for $3500.
“We know these prices seem high. The finished kits involve a LOT of labor on our part. The kits reflect the cost to us to get the PCB and case made, as well as cover PIC programming and testing.”
Take a Cold Fusion Shower with this water-pressure powered, light up shower head. The LED color changes according to the water temperature. No batteries are needed, but you’ll have to shell out $105 for this nifty gadget. [Source]
8. Disco Dance Floor
It took approx. 10 months, 10,000 feet of wiring, 2,500 lines of c#, 448 RGB LED lights, and 7 controllers to build the disco dance floor. [Source]
7. Interactive LED Dining Table
Put simply, this is the coolest dining table we’ve seen yet. It consists of 448 multicolored LEDs — controlled using a 16-node 1-D analog computer network — that respond to input (motion) generated above the table. Video demonstration after the jump.[via Source]
6. Monome LED Music Interface
The Monome is an 8 x 8 playable LED music interface that connects to your computer via USB and transmits OSC/MIDI data through open source (hackable) firmware/software. Video clip after the jump.
From the article: “Touch the pads, and you can use this as a step-sequencer and remix tool (as in the example), but the real philosophy here is being able to do whatever you want, so think of the example video as just a start.”