Music 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...
Music with the Virtual Laser Harp

Music with the Virtual Laser Harp

Laser harp inventor Steven Hobley is back with another exceptional project.  We covered his outstanding laser harp build last year and was also included in our Top 40 Arduino Projects.  So what’s so cool about a harp anyways?  It’s...
Interactive Laser with Sound Effects

Interactive Laser with Sound Effects

It's almost like playing with a firefly. This awesome interactive laser effect creates a seamless combination of sound and light. It is an interactive example of smart 3D laser tracking technology which allows the laser follows the contours of any...
How to: Huge Christmas Music & Light Display

How to: Huge Christmas Music & Light Display

We all dream of building a massive, neighborhood dominating musical Christmas light display.  A seasoned Christmas display pro has filmed a behind the scenes tutorial showing you the magic.‚  Although the new LED lights are now...
Guitar Hero? Nah.  Headbang Hero is the new fad

Guitar Hero? Nah. Headbang Hero is the new fad

This is the first complete prototype of Headbang Hero, an interactive project by Tiago Martins, Andreas Zingerle and Ricardo Nascimento. It's a kind of tribute to the popular Guitar Hero game and headbangers all around the world.  A fully...
How to Display Audio as Light, LEDs to Music

How to Display Audio as Light, LEDs to Music

We’ve got three tutorials to help you learn how to convert audio signals to LED light. One tutorial lights the frosted edges of plexiglass. Another uses signals directly from a sound card. Which ever method you choose, the result will be...
LED Light Box Thumps to Your Music

LED Light Box Thumps to Your Music

Here’s a super simple DIY project for you – Learn how to solder LEDs to make them soundreactive to your music!  It’s a really fun project and great for those just getting into circuitry.  It’s actually one of the first projects I built...
Make LEDs Thump to the Beat of your Music

Make LEDs Thump 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...