Cool project. I voted for him.
Although I wouldn't say "from scratch". It says right on the instructable that he bought things off of e-bay. Maybe not for this project... but still. From scratch for me is each one of those LEDs was put there one at a time by his hands. lol
BTW: What's wrong with instructables? I love that site. Tons of cool projects. Tons of really stupid projects. You just have to weed through the bad to get to the good.