Simple Arduino-based "party button" with LED effects
Time for something different and entertaining with this simple project by Arduino enthusiast "#ben" - who has created a simple system that has a party button - which when depressed commands the Arduino to blink LEDs to the rhythm of an older and possibly cringe-worthy song as shown in the following video:
When working with Arduino you have to start somewhere, and this example shows how quick and easy you can control digital outputs. For complete details including the sketch and schematic, head over to the project page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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