Light Project

Ok i came up with a little project idea that i wana pull off this week. The idea is to use adruino to Brighten the light on a bulb(or something similar that can emit light) based on noise in its surrondings so the loader the noise the brighter the light.The lower the noise the duller the bulb becomes…

i am pretty much new to adruino so i was wonder is this easy to put togeather and is there much coding needed? thanks…

Instead of a regular light bulb, an LED will be best for this project. For noise level, maybe a small microphone. It’s quite doable.

thanks for the quick reply.. do you knw of any guides i can use for building this as i am not sure what Adruino parts are required. thanks..

To give the advice that you want -- you would have to define the project really well -- then of course you would likely know the answers already...

Do you want to light up the room?

Do you just want a tiny display -- like say six LED mini-lights.

Do you want a full strength LED flood lamp?

Do you want the display to react to bands of frequencies?

Do you want the LED(s) to respond only to the volume of the entire signal

If you can't specify it like that, then you should look through the various suppliers like Spark Fun and see if they have something kinda-sorta-almost like what you want -- and then ask questions around the difference between that and what you want.

That would make it easier.

Sound sensors require you to make a circuit. There is a sparkfun breakout: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9964, however, I was not able to get mine to work, and several other people in the comments have had the same problem. I was able to make a sound sensor cheaply this way: http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1263440809/0#0 if you don't mind connecting the circuit together.

[quote author=Big Oil link=topic=56810.msg408180#msg408180 date=1301340267] Sound sensors require you to make a circuit. There is a sparkfun breakout: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9964, however, I was not able to get mine to work, and several other people in the comments have had the same problem. I was able to make a sound sensor cheaply this way: http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1263440809/0#0 if you don't mind connecting the circuit together. [/quote] thanks i think this would work great