Greg Friedland wasn’t happy with his plain white walls, and regular photographs or paintings just weren’t going to do the job.
Instead, this artsy engineer decorated a wall in his house with a giant four-foot-by-eight-foot LED powered display called the Aurora LED, which is controlled with his iPad.
The LED lights, which can display up to 16 million colors, are organized into a grid and backed by a wooden board. The lights are connected to a micro-controller that sends commands via an Open Sound Control program.
Using this software, the display is able to respond to music by changing colors and patterns based on the beat of what’s being played.
The whole thing is controlled by an iPad app known as TouchOSC, which allows Friedland to interact with the display with the touch of a finger. He is able to pick the color palette, resize the pattern, control the speed of the display, and disrupt the images with simple swipes.
Want to find out more about the project? Visit Friedland’s blog, where he talks about how he constructed the Aurora LED, complete with technical and build details that will help you construct your very own iPad-controlled LED wall.