The Desklights project is an ambient information display built into a desk. The desk receives real time data and event notifications via network connection and alters it’s colors and patterns to provide glanceable information. It’s real world uses include infrastructure monitoring, communication notifications, backlog visualizations, heat maps, assistive displays, and more. The software is entirely open source and the hardware is easily sourced and very scalable.
Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krvOAAYdUkw Code on GitHub: https://github.com/mnlagrasta/DeskLights
This project has been superseded by the Desklights2 project.
This project precedes the creation of k0dr.com and so does not have a complete build log recorded here. However, a thorough write up is provided at http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Glass-Desk/