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DIY PC Ambilight
Written by Hacked Gadgets   
Thursday, 15 September 2011 00:00

Authors: Hacked Gadgets


If you love the look of the Philips Ambilight system but would like to build your own? Have a look at this DIY Ambilight system that Instructables user Yonsje built. The biggest limitation it has is that it is for use with your computer and not a TV. These days this might not be much of a limitation though since many of us watch most of their video content on a computer system anyway, as I type this I am watching Security Now on a computer monitor to my right.

Thanks for sending this in Yonsj.

You will need:
- An arduino
- 3x 2k2 resistors
- 3x an NPN transistor, capable of switching 12Volts (I will be using a 2SD1062)
- A 12Volt adapter (wall wart)
- A barrel jack
- A 12Volt RGB (common anode) LED Strip (I will be using this one)
- Header pins
- Some prototyping board (I will be using some perfboard)

DIY PC Ambilight



Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2011 01:09
A new way to control water
Written by admin   
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 00:00

Authors: admin

Jay writes:

I’ve been working on a rather large project for some time now and while my new h20 shield is just one piece of the larger project, I thought it deserved it’s own post and documentation. I can see this shield being quite useful for lots of folks wishing to control water using one of the fairly inexpensive Orbit 62035 garden hose valves.

A new way to control water –[Link]

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 00:10
How To Make A Cheap WiFi Radio
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 00:00
Tinkernut shows how to make a wifi radio with a great step by step video.

Very tiny AVR USB programmer
Written by admin   
Monday, 12 September 2011 00:00

Authors: admin

How small AVR USB programmer can be? No doubt it has to use single chip capable to support USB and SPI programming. simpleavr have chosen to use Attiny45 microcontroller and adapted well known vusb port from

He even decided to reject crystal oscillator, and instead used AVR internal 16.5Mhz clock source. So this way vusbtiny programmer became wery low component count and still able to program AVRs through AVRDude and power target boards.

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Last Updated on Monday, 12 September 2011 00:26
How to build simple analog balancing robots
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 05 September 2011 19:54
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