EDIT: (sorry for the double post but I can't edit this on my iPod for some reason) I am not doing the companion cube. Rather I am designing my own case with three large spires holding a suspended orb in the air. I will post sketches when I can.
I know what material I am using to make the plates glow, and that is acryllic. I just need help syncing the different colors LED diode strips with the sound output from my computer, and I need a flat panel LCD screen for fan control, temperature gauging, and volt measuring.