Led Hacks

DIY: LEDs Flash to the Beat of your Music

DIY: LEDs Flash to the Beat of your Music

This would definitely be an awesome addition to any party. Using an output from your computer or speakers, you can hook up a few LEDs, and they’ll pulsate to the beat of your music. You can expand upon this and hook this entire thing up to...
Peggy 2.0 LED Array Running Video at 30 fps

Peggy 2.0 LED Array Running Video at 30 fps

This is a demonstration of my modified Peggy 2.0 LED sign. In this video I'm using a custom Quartz Composer plugin that transforms movie frames to a serial stream to pipe 30+fps video to the display. More information (plus pictures/videos) at...
DIY Pixelator Art Project in NYC

DIY Pixelator Art Project in NYC

Pixelator is an unauthorized on-going video art performance collaboration with the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority, Clear Channel Communications, and its selected artists. Since 2003, the MTA has made available for exhibition purposes...
RGB Computer Controlled LED Bottle Wall

RGB Computer Controlled LED Bottle Wall

What is it about the combination of color and light which makes us automatically drawn to it ? Quite appropriately the video demo of Alex Beim's LED bottle wall project is without sound. It’s all visual illumination as we watch 253 bottles...
Bicycle Wheel LED Video Displays

Bicycle Wheel LED Video Displays

Monkeylectric has just released the newest version of their bicycle mounted video displays.  Using four strips of  RGB LEDs on each wheel, you can display any video or image on your bike wheels while you ride.  A full video demonstration below...
Open Source POV Bicycle Wheel Animation

Open Source POV Bicycle Wheel Animation

We recently covered a fantastic POV system which displays animation or pictures on your bicycle tires as you ride.  Instead of buying that kit, you can learn to make your own quite easily.  This open source POV bike tutorial walks you through the...
Amazing LED and Laser Photography!

Amazing LED and Laser Photography!

We’ve seen some projects featuring how to draw with light using your camera’s exposure settings, but nothing compares to this. This group goes by the name of Light Art Performance Photography and they use lasers, LEDs, illuminated body suits,...
Super Nintendo Toaster LED Case Mod

Super Nintendo Toaster LED Case Mod

Simple building materials are all you really need.  A Super NES, a few adhesives, magnets ripped from a broken hard drive, a bunch of resistors, six orange LEDs, plexiglass, and some spare wire. He used the temperature control knob of the toaster...
PSP Hacks: Sound Activated LED Light Mod

PSP Hacks: Sound Activated LED Light Mod

We’ve seen a wide range of PSP hacks since the handheld was released varying from the simple (adding button LEDs) to the more complex (add a PS2 controller).  Although this may seem like a complex hack, it requires simple circuitry and basic...
Extreme LED Synthesizer Piano Mod

Extreme LED Synthesizer Piano Mod

Take an old upright piano, gut the innards, stuff a high tech synth and keyboard inside, add sexy blue LED lights and presto, you’ve got yourself one incredible pimped piano synthesizer. The author has some great documentary photos of the entire...