Dan Fein
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Ambilight Clone: Smart Screen Backlight

Phillips made what is called Ambilight, a backlight that responds to what is on screen, but we made it bigger.

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Ambilight Clone: Smart Screen Backlight

Things used in this project

Hardware components

WS2812B LED Strip
Magical twinkles (the 'B' series are supposed to be brighter/better color than the prior 2812s) I used the 30led/m density strands.
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Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz
SparkFun Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz
Brains of the operation, Receives signals from the computer running the screen, maps them to the LEDs
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Capacitor 1000 µF
Capacitor 1000 µF
Buffers incoming power to protect the LED strip
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Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

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Custom parts and enclosures

Retention plate for 5x7cm perfboard

A small slip to cover the back of the perfboard to protect the screen and prevent shorts.

Code

Arduino Code

Code that runs on the arduino that listens for magic words

Credits

Dan Fein

Dan Fein

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