The incredibly talented Pem Lasota, Aram Ebtekar and I put together a small project to enhance the music experience in our living room.
What ensued is the first of many projects we plan to roll out - all focused on building the greatest living-room music experience in the world.
The setup involves 4096 LEDs arranged in a matrix, powered by a raspberry pi and a beefy condenser mic. The electronics fit into a 3D printed case. Pem did a significant chunk of this in Solidworks - a piece of software I was extremely impressed with. In one of the sessions, I was able to make reasonable headway with mild supervision. Few pieces of software are this easy to pick up. Solidworks have done a solid job.
and when everything is put together, it looks like this:
The frame listens via the condenser mic and generates beautiful visualizations when it “hears” audio. This is what happens when we blast Pavarotti on our music system:
A neutrino effect to Flume's Hyperparadise:
The Matrix effect when the bass drops: