The LED Pillar project is thought experiment of how to make a game with a single strip of LEDs as the display. After a few different iterations the final game resembles popular Guitar Hero game from 2005 on a single LED strip.
The object of this game is to score as many points as possible by pressing the corresponding colored button as a “beat” enters the goal area. If a beat leaves the goal area or the user presses the wrong colored button, they lose a life. The user starts with 5 lives. As the game progresses the speed of the “beats” increases
This game consists of a strip of individually addressable RGB LEDs as the display, three big colored arcade buttons for user input, and LED Matrix for the score board and a microprocessor (arduino) to wire everything together. The LED strip is attached to a 5 Meter tall metal electrical conduit pipe and wrapped in bubble wrap as a diffuser. The LED pillar towers overtop of the player.
- Individually addressable RGB LED. WS2812 60 LEDs per meter
- Arduino nano
- Arduino nano screw terminal shield
- Three 100MM LED arcade push button
- Two 10ft 1 inch Conduit
- Four adjustable pipe clamps
- Home Depot bucket with lid
- 5V 5Amp Power supply - This is overkill but its what I had around at the time.