My friend, and HacDC cohort, Erica Kane, put together this wonderful set of automated LED stair lights together after seeing this post on MAKE. It is programmable to any user-defined light intervals and sequences. She has a post that provides the basic details of the build, with links to the Eagle files for the circuit, the Processing code, etc. She used the Arduino Mini Pro as the controller and the M5451 as the LED driver. Nice job, Erica!

Automated LED stairs


Custom LED Spiral Staircase Lighting

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.