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Well I am going back to school and for the first time won't be having a furnished apartment. I have been looking around for desks for quite some time and can't seem to really find one that I like that won't set me back my first born child. So I have decided I am going to build one and am looking for input on anyone that has done one of these. Or observations on what people wished they had in a desk.

Going to be pretty simple, going to start with just a 3/4 in., 4' x 8' piece of ply wood, will probably cut this size down a tad, but one of the things that was hard to find was a cheap large desk. Think I will just make some custom legs out of wood unless there is some prefab metal ones I like. The big thing is I want the desk to be stable.

since I am in the planning stage I would like to find one of those nice usbx power metal boxes you generally find in conference rooms. will link when I find what I am talking about.

the big part of the project is an led ambient light array on the back portion of the desk. I would like to set led's in the desk it self projecting upwards as I think this will make a cool effect against the white walls in the aprtment. As I don't think anything like this is on the market I will be "trying" to make the circuits from the ground up, so if anyone has experiance in this regard and has any pointers let me know. the main points I would like this to do is
  • use rgb led's to offer near infinite color combinations
  • have a dimmer switch built into the desk
  • The hard part will be hopefully having to different "modes", with one being setting a solid color, and having a mode to shift through the spectrum at random.
  • Also if I can do it I would like to create another circuit that also responds to music, either like a vu meter or an light organ

anyone that has any input let me know. I am planning on starting the project on the 19th, with the circuit design and start making the desk the following week on the 25th
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
samsung 512gb 960 pro EKWB 360rad+280rad Windows 10 64bit Pro Dell S2417DG 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2412M Samsung JU7100 40" OCN ducky shine SeaSonic PRIME 650W 
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IN Win 303 Corsair scimitar Creative X7 Audio Technica ATH-AD900 
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