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The Kontrol Podium | by MonsieurBon
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The Kontrol Podium

We built a giant LED board, about 6.5x6.5 feet, with 900 LEDs using ping-pong balls as diffusers. It can play Conway's Game of Life, Pong, and Sketch mode that allows you to create a starting pattern for Life. We output board state information to a MIDI board that allows us to make music based on what is displayed. This gets interesting with Life, creating minimalist generative music.

See it in action here:

Thanks to Evil Mad Scientists for their Peggy 2.0, upon which we based the circuit for our project.


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Taken on August 24, 2008