Homemade ambilight with Arduino and Kodi

By Guillermo Guerrero | January 15, 2016

The Ambilight system is a gadget for TV to enjoy the TV shows. The system is composed by a concrete RGB LEDs (25 or 50 LEDs) and the LEDs reproduce the border color from TV. This post explains how create a homemade Ambilight system and connect to TV with Kodi.

Components

  • 50 LEDS => 2 x [12mm Diffused Thin Digital RGB LED Pixels (Strand of 25) - WS2801]: Link Ebay
  • Arduino uno: Link Dx
  • Male + Female DC Power Converter Connector Adapters (Optional to connect leds): Link Dx
  • 5V 2A Power Adapter Charger: Link Dx

Total price: 100€ (approximately)

Connection_schema

Ambilight5

Making_of

  1. Soldering the array of 25 LEDs in one. After test the array:

    Ambilight1

  2. Prepare back LED support with TV shape (VESA and connectors). Fix LEDs in the support.

    Ambilight2

  3. Install the LED support on TV back (VESA).

    Ambilight3


    Ambilight4

Software

Demos

Video 1:

Video 2:

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