Fun with LEDs

Hey Everyone,

I have had my arduino for a long while now, and haven't gotten much use out of it. Recently I got really excited about LEDs and lighting and saw this..

I REALLY want to make one of these, and I was wondering if the arduino diecimila has the capabilities to do this, and if so, how would I get started?

I basically just want to create some sort of sound reactive lighting system in my room, and thought this was one of the more interesting ones.


I imagine he used a LED Driver to do this... it would be the same as controlling an 8x8 LED Matrix as seen here or here. The goal is to use individual LEDs instead of a matrix and then just send the correct data to the driver.

There's also a tutorial in the PlayGround on LED Driving.