Just finished this as the most recent project for my time arts class. I only had a few days to shoot and edit this (while also working on other projects), so please excuse the not-so-perfect collaging! c;
Also, the original is widescreen but I couldn’t figure out how to get it to upload to youtube as widescreen. And I am too sleepy to care anymore, haha..
Yesterday (or really this morning at 1:30am) was the first time I got to see my music visualizer in action! I’m so happy I finally got the chance to finish this, and super lucky I was able to convince my professor to let me use it as a final project (if it’s for class I have an excuse to spend time on it!).
I had the craving to make a large-scale wall music visualizer about a year ago, and came up with the idea to use soft circuits on the flight back from San Francisco this past summer. Using soft circuits meant that it could be flexible, light, easy to hang up and super easy to transport (compared to my original idea using plastic LED diffusing plates).
This was created using an Arduino microcontroller, and takes input from ambient noise in a room (not through a cable/mp3 player) using an electret mic circuit. It’s still not completely finished and I plan on making a new and improved one in the near future, but for now I am very very happy I got something done. c;
In case anyone has questions about it or wants to try and create their own, I have a wiki page (for class, haha) full of information and links. :] I would have included the information in this post but it would have ended up obnoxiously long.. If you have any additional questions I’d be happy to help~