The 2,500 Bunsen Burner Audio Visualizer Coffee Table

April 21, 2014


This is the Pyro Board, a table containing 2,500 flames that respond to the audio pumped beneath it. It's like a real-life Winamp visualizer. Remember in college when you used to get high and listen to your favorite music at night watching Winamp at full screen? Those were simpler times.

The pressure variations due to the sound waves affect the flow rate of flammable gas from the holes in the Pyro Board and therefore affect the height and colour of flames. This is interesting for visualizing standing wave patterns and simply awesome to watch when put to music.

Heck yeah, flaming coffee table! Just make sure to moved all your remotes and video game controllers before firing this bad boy up. You smell that? Smells like somebody just got a new coffee table! Jk jk, smells like my cat's on fire. I told you to stay off the furniture!

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Marcus O, who wants a table that visualizes music WITH EXPLOSIVES. Omg that would be so sweet.

  • Eugene McDonald

    Do you know if this would work with a round base? I am planning one made from a steel drum cut to about 6".

  • JvB

    Cool scarf, bro.

  • Skot

    thanks for the repost from 2011. I must have missed it the first time.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    My immediate response to your post was confusion and I was about to dispute your claim (mainly because the Veritasium video is only 4 days old) but when I Googled "pyro board 2011" sure enough the first thing that came up was the original Geekologie post from December 15, 2011...

    You have quite the memory!

  • Max

    What song is that!?

  • MustacheHam

    *poke* & *gives note*
    - Note Reads: "Music "Ice Flow" by Kevin MacLeod"

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