Blog Post #6: My Main Project: The Sound-Reactive Vase 

For my main project, I’ve combined old-style beauty with new tech in a sound-reactive vase. It’s about 12-13 inches tall, with a classic white and blue design, and it lights up in response to sounds, especially thunder. This vase isn’t just for holding flowers; it’s a piece of art that adds mood and music to any room. 

I got the idea from a Targé vase I found abandoned but still in good shape. I loved its traditional look and thought it would be cool to add modern features. So, I fitted it with LED lights and a Bluetooth speaker. Now, it not only looks great but also plays music and changes colors with the sound. 

Creating this vase was a mix of craft and tech. I separated the top and bottom, placed the speaker at the base, and arranged the lights to glow evenly all around. I used parts of an old yoga mat inside to make sure the sound comes out nice and clear. The design makes the top look like it’s floating, which also helps with the sound quality. 

My project mixes the old oriental style of the vase with new, techy features, making it both pretty and smart. I’m still figuring out how to make the lights sync with the music, which will make it even cooler. 

I enjoyed making this vase and blending different styles. It’s a step into new territory for me, combining art and technology in a fun and useful way. I’m thinking about making more like this, each with its unique twist. 

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  • Matthew Osborn
    May 8, 2024 4:55 am

    Your project sounds incredibly creative and innovative! Combining traditional aesthetics with modern technology in a sound reactive vase is a brilliant idea. The fact that it responds to sounds, especially thunder, adds an interesting element of dynamics to its design.

  • Travis Mulford
    May 7, 2024 10:04 pm

    Hi Kelso,
    I think this is a super cool idea, am I am excited to see the final product. My question is how do you plan on controlling the LED lights with the sound, will it use some sort of arduino or some software integrated into the light?


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