Adding Ambilight to your home theater
The fun people over at Hackaday.com have found a cool alternative to Ambilight technology usually only found inside of Phillips systems. This system depends on video playing out of a computer…so just about everyone here has a HTPC. Who is going to try this out? We want some pictures.
Like the others, this iteration depends on you playing back video from a computer. [Yonsje] is using an Arduino with his own shield to connect to the HTPC. NPN transistors in the shield drive the RGB LEDs. The real cost savings is in his lighting source. A Deal Extreme RGB LED bar costs just $11.30 including shipping, and can be cut into six different segments for even spacing around your television. Check it out in the clip after the break.