This was a project that came out of SW&T’s hardware class at SFPC. The assignment was to use a 555 timer and analog circuitry to create a poetic project.
At SFPC, I often find that collaborations develop when we’re working in close proximity. Often we’re working late into the evening, working on class assignments. On one of these evenings, Eli and I decided to work on an LED cube with columns that would light up sequentially via the 555 timer. The next evening, while we were sharing what we were making with our classmate Tim, the idea for an impromptu collaboration was formed. Tim was working on a sound synthesizer that incorporated the 555 timer, so decided to we sync up all our projects! An Sound-Synth-LED-Matrix was born.