There’s lots of creative things you can do with LEDs, like building a two-story high display or Time Fountain. “Continue reading” for our top picks.
Honorable Mention – Simmons Hall Two-Story LED Display
Here’s yet another project from the labs of MIT: a “home-made two-story high 6×6 array of windows outfitted with ultra-cool Luxeon LXHL-LR3C Royal Blue LEDs.”
It can be seen from most of Briggs Field and Dorm Row at MIT, thus making for a convenient announcement board. It follows from a vision that many Simmons Hall residents have had in the past: to turn the waffle-like arrangement of windows into working pixels
Design student Chris Owens created “Illume” — “a shelf with pressure sensitive plates and embedded LEDs that light up objects that are placed on the shelf” — for his final project.
4. Blue Bawls Automatic LED Light
To make your own “Blue Bawls Automatic LED Light”, you’ll need a 9V battery, photo-cell, NPN transistor (2N 4401), one super bright white LED, 100K ohms resistor, 470 ohms resistor, 9V battery snap, one empty bottle, and around 2-3 hours of time. [Source]