First off, I'm not going to go into too much details because I first didn't plan to do this, but I figured I'd share atleast to give some people ideas about even better things. Second, this is simple. It's nothing complicated and can be done by anyone.. I think.
Here is what I used:
- Sound Sensor ('pressure' sensitive)
- Arduino UNO (Of course!)
- LED Strip (WS2801 chipset)
- small bread board (to make giving power a little easier)
- long wires
- small cardboard box to put the project in and forget about
- double sided tape for attaching strip-to-monitor
- Soldering Iron (I used a super cheap one)
and here is a GIST of the setup (from memory, hope I didn't mess up!):
Anyways, I hooked up the circuit, plugged it into my computer and used this library right here to get started and then MODIFIED it to what I wanted it to do. https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-WS2801-Library/blob/master/examples/strandtest/strandtest.pde
In the pictures you will be able to see where I cut the LED strip and soldered some wires in place so I could make a nice little turn around my monitor. So you may need to invest in a 10 dollar soldering iron like I did!
You can use this to choose whatever color of your liking: http://www.rapidtables.com/web/color/RGB_Color.htm
|I don't know why it looks so dirty..|
Oh, and here's a video of me TESTING the code: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIHR9HD2xk4
I have modified it quite a bit since then, so it's a little more accurate then in the video.