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Arduino and Kinect Projects: Design, Build, Blow Their Minds by Przemek Jaworski, Ciriaco Castro Díez, Enrique Ramos Melgar

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C H A P T E R  7

Mood Lamps

by Ciriaco Castro and Enrique Ramos

Light greatly affects the spaces we inhabit. We all try control the lighting levels and quality in our homes by installing specific lighting fixtures, wall lamps, spotlights, etc. to create the desired ambience. In this chapter, you are going to learn how to build your own wireless RGB LED lamp and how to install a lighting control system that lets you modify the state of several lamps via body gestures. This lighting system will also be aware of your position in the room and will respond by increasing the brightness of the lamp closest to you.

You will learn about the RGB color mode so you can build lamps like the one in Figure 7-1 that will cast a wide spectrum of colors using ...

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