Ambient LED Thing

In the simplest terms, it's a grid of 100 individual lights, each powered by identical fader circuit. When first turned on, the blue lights fade in and out in synchronization. As time goes on, subtle differences in the electrical components used in each fader circuit cause the piece to slowly degrade into chaos.

I've uploaded photos and video of the work and prototype to flickr

The ambient LED thing was at Maker Faire Austin 2008