Aureole - LED light wheel

A programmable circular LED display with 504 pixels

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Aureole is a programmable LED disc consisting of 24 arms each made up of 21 RGB LEDs. Powered by an Arduino ESP8266 and Canvas Cast. Animations can be streamed over Wifi/USB or programmed directed on the Arduino.

An unusual shaped display is great for creating different types of animations, patterns and designs. Here are just a few, make sure to check my Instagram (Motus Art) where I post more animations regularly.

I build this display with a graphic equalizer in mind. The 24 arms of LEDs to display 24 bands of frequency ranges with falloff, changing colours, patterns, whatever you can think of to bring music to life.
The audio processing (FFT) is done on the computer playing the music in JavaScript using the WebAudio API, animated and sent to Aureole.

A realtime visual feed of Cryptocurrency trading. Green=buy, Red=sell. The length and speed of each trade indicates its size & priority. Kraken provides the realtime trading data WebSockets, JavaScript listens for trades and then animates them to Aureole. The white spinner indicates the feed connection is open and brings some life.

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  • 1 × Metal disk 500mm diameter
  • 1 × Frosted perspex, circular cut, 3mm x 500mm
  • 1 × LEDs, WS2812B 144LEDs/m, 3.5-4 meters for 500+ pixels
  • 1 × ESP8266 / Arduino + Wifi
  • 1 × PSU 5V-16A

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    How to build you own

    Sadly I didn't take many photos during the build, but I have uploaded all required files, components and below here are some photos I did remember to take.

    If you have any questions, just let me know. I'd be happy to help.

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