Published on June 12th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Notification Desk

Materials: Ikea Galant, LED Strips, Arduino

Description: Network connected RGB LEDs provide event notifications by shining through a frosted glass desk. As seen at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012!

* Cut peg board to match frame of Galant.
* Arrange lights and microcontroller
* connect power and signal wires
* upload code to controller
* send commands to desk over http

Detailed instructions of the LED desk light here.

~ Michael LaGrasta, San Diego, Ca

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Jules Yap

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6 Responses to Notification Desk

  1. wiragaming says:

    Great design! Does the glare or intensity from the lights interrupt viewing?

  2. Anonymous says:

    OMG wow! This is the best thing I have ever seen. It looks totally space age!

  3. Anonymous says:

    really cool … how much do you sell it? ;D

  4. Hennen says:

    Very cool. Very modern looking, kind of like a spaceship haha

  5. Kamianta says:

    By event notification you mean that for example when you get incoming Skype call you table flash lights? Cool :)

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