DIY Ambient Lighting - Printable Version
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- toymachine2009 - 2011-11-16 08:31
I have no idea why no one has made a ready to go out of the box kit for this. I myself would buy one and I'm sure others would too. It's an Untapped market which I'm sure has huge potential. I have 3 tv's I would love this on.. But these guides are just so confusing for me. I wish a simple clean DIY step for step was made. if these were being sold in best buy's or frys I'm sure lots of people would like them.
- sealbeater - 2011-11-16 09:35
Sure, duh sorry, I'm using the lightstream PDE from https://github.com/adafruit/Adalight/blob/master/Arduino/LEDstream/LEDstream.pde
You can find my boblight config at http://pastebin.com/RkZsT6V9
I basically just used duct tape to hold the lights in place...works pretty good so far
Oh, I should add that this layout assumes you are starting at the rightmost lower corner.
- Cribbe6 - 2011-11-16 10:34
I'm using a Uno and getting some pretty sporadic lights in strange places.
Will try your config tonight.
- Cribbe6 - 2011-11-16 20:22
Got it working with your config file also. Thnx.
- TSS23 - 2011-11-21 23:03
So "any" Arduino board with USB will do?
Nano, UNO, ... which one?
- N3MIS15 - 2011-11-22 03:38
UNO works but is limited to two outputs, mega has 4. Just got my setup running with my mega last night.
4 outputs is nice but I was wondering if I could get more using shift registers or something similar. Any ideas?
- TSS23 - 2011-11-22 10:32
What means is limited to two outputs?
Which impact has this on the configuration or setup of the ambilight?
Sorry I'm a Arduino noob :-)
- N3MIS15 - 2011-11-22 12:39
Boblight uses the PWM outputs on the arduino. UNO has 6, mega has 14 I think. Each output is designated a color (red, green and blue). A single rgb led or strip requires 3 of these outputs (1 for each color), therefor the UNO needs 6 PWM outputs to control 2 LEDs or strips and mega needs 12 PWMs to control 4.
- TSS23 - 2011-11-22 16:36
Sorry, one further question.
How many (WS2801 or whatever driven) LEDs can I connect via one stripe?
So let's say if I can connect e.g. 100 LEDs to an UNO and control them, why should I go and get a MEGA?
Sorry I'm dumb. :-(
- ubuntuf4n - 2011-11-22 16:39
It's all about the channels.
The max amount of channels is limited, so more channels mean a more realistic effect.
Beside that, yes you can use as many LEDs as you want.
As long as you drive them with enough power.