Homebrew DMX-controlled RGB LED light

Glen has written an article detailing his homebrew DMX-controlled RGB LED light: This project is a small DMX-512 controlled, color-changing RGB LED light. The light can be controlled via the DMX512 protocol or it can run a number of built-in programs depending on how the software is configured. The light incorporates an advanced 16-bit PIC24 microcontroller with […]

App note: HT66FB574/572 colour effect USB mouse

App note from Holtek on using their HT66FB574/572 to develop color effect mice. Link here (PDF) Demands from the video gaming industry for different types of gaming mouse continue to expand. Adding a large number of RGB LEDs to the mice can produce different colours and brightness changes creating a range of visual special effects. […]

WiFiRGB – A WiFi-enabled RGB high-power LED

Tom blogged about his WiFi/Browser controlled RGB LED project: Features Simple hardware, using pre-fabricated modules Controls an RGB LED via any recent browser, any operating system WiFi credentials can be configured via browser Software is written as an Arduino sketch Full details at Tom’s blog. Check out the video after the break.

SXAM: A Spark.io indoor ambient quality monitor

Davide Gironi published a new build, a Spark.io indoor ambient quality monitor: SXAM (Spark to Xively AMbient quality monitor), is an ambient quality monitor that logs 4 environmental parameters to the xively.com and display the ambient status by using for RGB leds. SXAM logs: Humidity Temperature Ambient noise Brightness Project info at Davide’s blog. Check […]

1-Pixel Pacman

Mike Szczys of Hackaday built 1-Pixel Pacman and wrote a blog post detailing its assembly: I usually see retro-gaming projects using tiny screens with a fair number of pixels (64×64) but what I really like is the look of making every pixel count. With this in mind I built 1-Pixel Pac-Man, the classic coin-op experience but with […]

Hard disk drive clock with Arduino Uno

ACVoltage  wrote this instructable detailing his DIY POV clock using hard disk drive and Arduino Uno: This is a fun project that can be done easily and also cheaply. In this instructable we will explain step by step how to make this beautiful POV clock. Used material: -Arduino Uno, -Tiny RTC modul, -ULN 2003, -IR diode and IR transistor […]

Interactive LED beer pong table

Jeff wrote this Instructable detailing the build of his LED beer pong table project: This instructable will guide you through all of the steps to in order to create a one-of-a-kind beer pong table complete with cup detecting RGB pods, automatic ball washers, a 32×12 ping pong ball LED grid, side LED rings for spectators and an RF interface […]

RGB LED ring clock

Greeeg over at the 430h forum has been working on a RGB LED ring clock: The clock is comprised of 2 rings of 60 LEDs each. the LEDs are WS2812 parts, which include a built-in driver. The PCB is one of the interesting parts of this clock. I designed the board in altium as a single 6 […]

LED cube spectrum analyzer project

John Boxall over at Tronixstuff posted a step by step guide on building a LED cube spectrum analyzer: A few weeks ago I was asked about creating a musical-effect display with an RGB LED cube kit from our friends over at Freetronics, and with a little work this was certainly possible using the MSGEQ7 spectrum analyzer IC. In […]

Mobile phone/Arduino Bluetooth interface

Kerimil has created another app for interfacing mobile phones and microcontrollers through Bluetooth. This time it’s a simple phone controlled RGB LED. The Arduino sketch/code can be found in his Arduino Forum post. The Android .apk file can be downloaded from Google docs, as well as a zip file containing the Android source. Via the […]

Arduino-controlled RGB LED infinity mirror

Ben Finio wrote this Instructable detailing his RGB LED Infinity Mirror: It’s an RGB LED infinity mirror that lets you toggle between an adjustable-speed color-fade mode and a direct-control mode where you individually set the red, green, and blue LED brightness levels. The primary inspiration for this particular project comes from this infinity mirror Instructable and Adafruit’s […]

Get in touch with your things – Souliss

Get in touch with your things – Souliss: The future of lights goes through LEDs because compared to standard lights they’re tiny, easy to control and consume low power. But what we were missing until now was a powerful yet straightforward hardware controller for everyone willing to use LEDs and strips on Arduino compatible boards, […]

Bluetooth controlled RGB LED strip

Hmms shared his Bluetooth controlled RGB LED strip project. Atmega8 microcontroller with the Arduino bootloader controls the LEDs, while the Bluetooth communication is handled via a cheap serial to Bluetooth module. I wanted the strip to be Controllable via a PC or a Mobile Phone.So I decided to make my own RGB LED strip Controller […]

The LiveLight Project: open source ambilight solution

Juha Kuusama writes to inform us of LiveLight, a cool DIY ambilight project. This is a homebrew ambilight system by SunWind that has 9 PWM controlled RGB channels which drive RGB LED strips that are mounted in the back of a 40″ Sony Bravia. All the parameters can be reprogrammed to match your taste. The […]

Arduino MIDI RGB display interface

Here’s a MIDI keyboard interface project from SuLuLab. It uses an Arduino, MIDI Shield, addressable RGB LED strip based on chip HL1606, 5VDC 1.5A PSU for strip supply (USB port current is not enough), and the Arduino’s FastSPI_LED library. MIDI messages from the keyboard (real or simulated on PC) enter the MIDI Shield’s MIDI IN […]