spatialized umbrella on Arduino Show

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Here is a very cool project idea.The raidrop on the umbrella activated
sound. When the the rain falling down the raindrop on the umbrella
 samples play the music in a loop, each speaker playing their own
unique raindrop. The LEDs light up the speaker playing at that moment.
The tempo of the loop is controlled by a
long-range Sharp Infrared range finder. The closer an object is to you,
the faster the loop plays. If an object is close enough and a threshold
is reached, a lightning sequence is triggered.[Link] | [via]

Great that this site also chose a different image from my blog to post on theirs.  Again the description is not exactly 100% accurate, but still great that they thought the concept was cool.