Tag Archives: light

CuVoodoo #016 – colourful times

use LEDs on a wall to show time progress:
The LED clock is an add-on for round wall clocks. The purpose is to have LEDs on the circumference of the clock to show the progress of the time using coloured light.

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For that you will need:

  • a WS2812b RGB LEDs strip (long enough to go around the clock)
  • a development board with a STM32F103 micro-controller and 32.768 kHz oscillator for the Real Time Clock (such as the blue pill)
  • a coin cell battery to keep the RTC running (optional)
  • a GL5528 photo-resistor to adjust the LED brightness (optional)

Published: 2016-04-15 by King Kévin

CuVoodoo #012 – to the edge of the horizon, and beyond

building an ambient light for the screen:
The CuVoodoo ScreenLight mimics the Philips ambient lighting. The idea is to have LEDs on the back of the screen, lighting on the sides the same color as the border on the screen, creating an ambient light. To implement this I used: VLC (with the AtmoLight video filter) or boblight (way better) to output over serial the colors to be shown on the LEDs; an Atmel ATmega328P microcontroller at 16 MHz (i.e. Arduino Nano 3.0) to control the LEDs and show the values received over serial; a strips of WS2812B chained LEDs (i.e. BlinkyTape), individually controlled using a data line.

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Published: 2015-08-07 by King Kévin

CuVoodoo #008 – attaching sunbeams to the ceilling

LED strip based light installation:
Using LED strips, an ATX power supply, and a custom board I created a nice and bright light installation for my room.

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Published: 2015-03-08 by King Kévin