A few years back, Richard Leonarz saw a band playing whose lead guitarist used a custom guitar that was decorated with LEDs. “Each song would have cool patterns playing. I’ve been building guitars as a hobby for a few years, and had made one out of Plexi-Glass and had added some red-LEDs that lit up when you played a song,” Leonarz said. “Nothing near as complex as what this guy was playing.”

Wanting to make his own, Leonarz found a 32×32 Adafruit RGB matrix and dove right in. Check out his build notes on Maker Share if you want to make your own LED guitar.


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