DIY Smart Discoball

The project involves creating a chameleon-like LED-covered ball with camera and microphone, controlled by a Raspberry Pi and programmed for

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The concept was to cover a ball with over 300 LEDs, add a camera and microphone, and enable it to change colors like a chameleon based on its surroundings. This turned out to be an incredibly fun yet time-consuming project, especially since I underestimated the time required for soldering all the LEDs, I spend hours on this haha.

I've programmed all sorts of effects right now (rainbow, random lights, sound reaction). It's all done with Python on a Raspberry Pi (version 3 in this case).

I made everything open source; designs are here: Thingiverse ( and the code can be found here: GitHub (

Promoting these things is not really my forte, so if you want something else, more info, or more pictures, just let me know!

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Dan Maloney wrote 03/04/2024 at 18:38 point

Read it as "doorbell" rather than "discoball." Think it works both ways ;-)

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Tim wrote 03/04/2024 at 18:45 point

Haha, imagine putting a speaker in there as well, would be a crazy doorbell 😛

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