Residents of the East Campus dorm building have constructed a 128 square-foot illuminated disco dance floor in their dorm lounge thats a near replica of the floor that hosted John Travoltas gyrations in Saturday Night Fever.
Around 40 students helped build the foot fever-inducing floor, sawing wood, soldering 20,000 electrical connections and creating tinfoil reflectors for the 1,536 LEDs. Two electrical engineering students designed the software that powers the pulsing disco lamps.
Junior Schuyler Senft-Grupp, who came up with the idea for the floor and serves as DJ at disco dance floor parties, says students are literally mesmerized when they see the flashing lights.
He says music with a strong, distinct beat is best at setting off the sound-sensitive floors 4096-color lighting spectrum, citing Michael Jacksons Smooth Criminal as a top choice.
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