I thought this board looked a bit empty so here's a project I kinda completed coming on 6 months ago.
It's a bedside table with an integrated light.
The table itself is hinged and hollow and currently houses a mess of electronics. Made from waxed birch veneered plywood.
The light was constructed from various layers of wood - veneers, 1mm ply, and flexi ply. These were laser cut and jigged while glueing to get the shape. The middle is hollow and houses:
2 ~500mW warm white LEDs and 2 ~300mW RGB LEDs at the top
2 Rogue Robotics rKey capacitive touch sensor modules (one on the top and one on the side)
1 LDR for adjusting brightness/turning on the light when it gets dark.
16 bi/tri colour (red/blue) LEDs down the back which shine through the veneer
4 74HC595 shift registers for controlling the LEDs, 5 resistor networks for the LEDs and lots of wires!
Lots of wires and shift registers - cut down legs dead bug style.
Showing the time (kinda
As the LEDs are individually addressable, I can make them do anything - I've yet to try music visualisations (with the main RGB LEDs as well) but I bet that'll look awesome.
As for code, I'm working on changing it (partly to new Wiring code) so that might come later. I never really got it doing much but I've kinda been motivated recently to get it doing something and start using it for its main purpose as a bedside table.
Thanks to bhagman for help with the shift register code and his continued drive to improve Wiring.