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Do you like interactive art? Imagine a bunch of little lights on a table, each about the size of a chess piece, each independent of the others. Arrange them any way you want. Each light continually and slowly changes colors on its own — but when you wave your hand over them, they create waves of colors that follow your hand. Trippy!

To go deeper, a 6-pin ICSP interface lets you use an AVR programmer or Arduino to reprogram each light’s behavior. To sense proximity, the lights use an infrared LED and IR detector. This is another awesome and affordable kit from Mitch Altman, the creator of the TV-B-Gone and the Brain Machine.

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The Maker Shed is brought to you by Maker Media, the makers of MAKE Magazine, the Maker Faire, and much more.

Launched originally as a source for back issues of MAKE Magazine, the Maker Shed expanded rapidly to meet the demand for ‘projects in a box,’ otherwise known as kits. Now we have a little bit of everything for makers, crafters, and budding scientists, from Arduinos to sock monkeys to chemistry sets .


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