The Pioneer 2016 CES Car featured over ten thousands RGB LED’s and Pioneer’s latest technology in car audio system including three powerful Pioneer subwoofers. It was build specific for the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show.

I built the custom LED controller hardware and firmware. It uses a special designed audio channel splitter circuit to create a 16 band equalizer effect across it’s multiple LED surfaces including matrix LED displays and single stranded LED’s. The entire car is synchronized to the audio input source regardless of the LED density and length.

The firmware itself is spread across 6 independent controllers and I designed a custom main circuit board to accommodate the input and output signals for all controller boards.

Additionally the system featured a USB detector for Apple and Android phones which depending on the input device switched all LED’s to either the color green or orange.