Stereo Panel Controls Bonkers Living Room Lighting Scheme

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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By Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

87 Articles


Here we have Arduino Forum contributor Marklar sharing his intense Arduino-based RGB LED home lighting scheme, which uses an old stereo front panel to control the different chase patterns within the crown moulding of his living room. The intensity and color of the lights can be manually controlled with the stereo’s rotary encoder to suit whatever mood he’s in. And to top it all off, he uses the IR receiver of the stereo for remote control of his colorful home lighting system, making it easy (I presume) to switch from “trippy” to “romance” mode without getting off the couch.

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