Every year at christmas time all neighbors put their LED strips out and make their houses glowing as if there no tomorrow. Last year they got me and I wanted to put an LED strip on my balcony as well. But not a simple one! I wanted a programmable RGB LED strip with a microphone to get some sound-2-light effects.
Click here for a video of the strip in action – only blue color for testing purposes. Here is another Video running some patterns at night time.
Building the strip was very simple. At first I bought the following compnents:
- Addressable RGB LED Strip (I got this cheap WS2811 from china but you can use any other) (~ 10 EUR)
- Arduino Nano v3.0 ( ~2.50 EUR )