The Adalight project pack, available in the Maker Shed, lets you build your own ambient light addition for your monitor or media PC television. Originally outlined in Sean’s post from October, this project pack is contains nearly everything you need (except an Arduino and a USB cable)  for the Adalight project tutorial. By running the Processing code on your computer, the halo of LEDs will follow the screen colors to provide an ambient light display that adds pop to TV shows, movies or games. Works using open source Processing and Arduino – so it’ll run on Mac, Windows or Linux computers.


  • A strand of 25 x 12mm LED pixels
  • 5V 2A power adapter
  • 2.1mm female power jack
  • Arduino and USB cable not included!