If you’ve been longing for some of that sweet ambient lighting found in higher end HDTV setups, long no more. This DIY electronics guide will show you how to add custom and quick-responding ambient lighting to your computer or media center setup.
Rajarshi Roy from the DIY and electronics blog Silicon Republic shares his setup for ambient lighting. He’s combined a strip of LED lights, a handful of cheap electronic parts, and an Arduino chip. His tutorial lists everything you need including the code that drives the whole assembly.
Check out the video below to see his test setup including the components and the ambient lighting in action:
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- Published 02/14/11