Process of LED Tile Creation
Here are some pics of our process for assembling the Sound Reactive LED tiles we developed at Electric Perfume. This was our first time using LED strips, our first time powering something this large, and our first time using Processing in an exhibition! Additionally, we had the added challenge of trying to create a design that was water resistant, as it was placed on a bar-top where liquids are likely to be spilled. As always, there are things we would love to improve with more time, however, the project was a success!
We created twenty-four tiles for this project. Aside from some of the hardware, to create the guts we used:
- Arduino Mega 2560 so the tiles can also be used as switches if pressed
- Two Fade Candys to drive the LED’s.
- Twenty Four Meters of low-density (30 per metre) addressable RGB LED’s (WS2812B)
- An ATX power supply which could output up to 50 amps of current
- Processing with the Fade Candy and Arduino library to control all the logic behind the tiles
Once again thanks to our amazing team of help consisting of dAeve Fellows, Pete OHearn, Kayla Free, John Scarpino and our Technical Consultant Christopher Thomas! Also, thanks to Absolut, BOOM Marketing and Young Lions Music Club for inviting us to participate in making something happen.