We got the LED working.

We got the LED working.

We got the LED working. After we had a second look at the LED we found out, that it was ok and that there was no bug in our code. Instead of that we simply missed the fact that there was an input side and an output side. When we switched the connections the lights … Continue reading

Adafruit LDP8806 Lightshow

Adafruit LDP8806 Lightshow

To give you an image of what our newly purchased LED strip is capable of, we found this video by cjbaar1.  He created a new version of an Adafruit test sequence which is pretty darn cool and looks quite promising: (credits for cjbaar1 and his code – looks really good!!!)

LED has landed

LED has landed

We finally managed to get our LED. We decided to go for the LDP8806 original and not for a chinese knock-off which luckely we were able to order here in Germany through a reseller. Today we will connect the LEDs to our little Arduino Box and hopefully something will start to light up. So the time … Continue reading

The Problem with the LED…

We have come pretty far. Right now we are figuring out a way to keep our design as simple as possible. The original idea of starting with a breadboard and a chip has been thrown overboard since we found a way more elegant solution….. This solution is called Adafruit RGB LED LDP8806. This specific LED … Continue reading

There shall be light….

This blog is going to be a place where you will find simple but detailed tutorials about how to build a cheap yet impressive ambilight for your mac or your pc. If yet you don´t know what an ambilight is, the following video will probably help you getting the idea… Video If we got you … Continue reading