Light It Up

Created on 28 Oct 2018

Get mesmerized by dancing lights controllable by MIDI

We're building an 8x8x8 RGB LED cube for a MIDI-input music visualizer. DotStar LEDs are used to be able to switch fast enough to generate strobing and shaping effects while still being individually addressable.

@echen2

Eric Chen

@rsli

Robert Li

@deanyons

Deanyone Su

@bridgett

Bridget Tan

Part Cost Quantity Total
Mediabridge USB 2.0 - Micro-USB to USB Cable (10 Feet) $5.79 1 $5.79
10 ft USB cable to program teensy microcontroller
Hot Glue Sticks $5.97 1 $5.97
Glue to adhere acrylic tubes to base
Striveday™Flexible Silicone Wire $15.99 1 $15.99
Wires connecting microcontroller to LEDs
Masking Tape $7.27 1 $7.27
Diffuse LED glow
5V 10A Switching Power Supply $37.99 1 $37.99
Powers LED strip
Styrofoam Sheets $15.20 1 $15.20
2 Styrofoam sheets to provide a base for the acrylic and enable wiring the LEDs
8516K35 Acrylic Tubes 6ft $8.27 4 $33.08
8516K35 3/4 x 3/4 inch tubes
Quad Level Shifter $1.50 2 $3.00
Ensures communcation with dotStar LED is at correct voltage
Barrel Jack to Breadboard Connector $0.95 1 $0.95
Adding power to breadboard to distribute to LEDs
Break-away 0.1" Header $4.95 1 $4.95
Headers to connect microcontroller to protoboard and help with wiring
Teensy 3.6 Microcontroller $24.95 1 $24.95
Microcontroller to convert MIDI signals from controller to LEDs
5m White DotStar LED Strip $99.95 1 $99.95
5 meter reel of dotstar LEDs with white backing
Project Totals: 16 $255.09
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $50.00
Remaining Budget: $44.91