Smart LED Table

Created on 31 Oct 2018

A smart table that reacts to your environment and house appliances

We're building an arduino-based smart table that uses a variety of environmental sensors (pressure, touch, light, sound and vibration) to control a series of LED strips around the outside of the coffee table. It will also serve as a mainframe for connecting and displaying the status of other appliances around the house.


Nikolai Flowers


Vinay Mitta


Justine Olshan

Part Cost Quantity Total
LED Strip $9.66 12 $115.92
LED strips to illuminate the bottom of the table
Arduino Mega $27.20 1 $27.20
Arduino mega to coordinate sensor data and LED output, central mainframe
Arduino Power Supply $8.99 1 $8.99
Arduino Power Supply
Solderable breadboards $12.78 1 $12.78
Solderable breadboards for cleaning up wiring
Lexan Tabletop (clear) $65.45 1 $65.45
Lexan Polycarbonate 24" x 48" x 1/4" clear plastic top for table (LED's shine through)
On/Off switch $0.50 3 $1.50
Binary switch to turn on/off the table
Pressure Sensor $7.00 2 $14.00
Pressure sensor to detect user touches
Joystick Controller $5.95 3 $17.85
2 axis joystick to potentially play 2 person games on backlit LED table
Project Totals: 24 $263.69
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $-13.69