DIY Music Reactive "Rings of Saturn" LED Pendant Light (controlled by Arduino) || How to Make

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This video shows how to make an LED pendant light from plywood, LED strips, and flexible LED channel. Since I designed this for my living room, the music reactive / sound reactive mode had to be incognito. With this in mind, I used warm white / cool white / amber LED strips, instead of RGB strips. In solid white mode, the rings give off various shades of white for a sophisticated modern look that hides the wild side when you switch the light to music visualizer mode.

The build is fairly simple. Each of the two rings is made of a stack of three plywood rings, where the middle ring has a lesser radius to create a groove for the LEDs. The rings are simple to cut using a circle cutting jig and router. While I programmed an Arduino Mega to do music visualization based on input from a microphone, you can very easily buy an off-the-shelf music controller for individually controllable LEDs, which is basically plug n’ play for the LED strips.

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PRODUCTS USED IN BUILD:
Flexible LED Channel: https://www.solidapollo.com/NF12-Neon-Flex-LED-Strip-Channel.html

Walnut Plywood: https://goo.gl/GizBrF

Circle Cutting Jig: http://amzn.to/2i5A5JH

Dewalt Router: http://amzn.to/2wPScX8

Suspension Light kit: http://amzn.to/2vIPRgO



- GOOD PRE-MADE LED MUSIC CONTROLLERS (if you don't want to mess with Arduino): https://amzn.to/2HZ8B51 or https://amzn.to/2I42PKQ

- Another LED Music Controller with Remote and power supply: http://amzn.to/2i5w4EV

Use the above controllers with one of the following types of LED Strips:

- individually controllable warm white / cool white / amber (WWA) LED strips: http://amzn.to/2i4hc9Q

- individually controllable RGB LED strip: http://amzn.to/2i7oCJI


Links to LED Parts I used for the build:

SK6812 WWA Individually Controllable LED strips : http://amzn.to/2i4hc9Q

Arduino Mega Clone: http://amzn.to/2vDELeD

Electret Microphone: http://amzn.to/2fL4R9T

RF receiver and remote: http://amzn.to/2w1tmGv

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Very crude code for this project is here: https://github.com/modustrialmaker/Rings-of-Saturn-LED-Light-Music-Visualizer


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