Get the most out of your Arduino to develop exciting and creative LED-based projects
About This Book
Learn to control TV backlighting using an IR remote
Get introduced to sound visualization so you are able to use sound-controlled LEDs
Build an exciting persistence of vision wand
Who This Book Is For
Anyone with a basic computer knowledge should be able to get the most out of this book. Although familiarity with some of the electronics would be helpful, it is not a must.
What You Will Learn
Set up Arduino boards to run a basic ‘Hello World’ program
Develop a mood lamp and expand it to become an LED night lamp
Control TV backlight color and intensity using an IR remote
Develop an IR-controlled 4*4 LED cube
Use sound visualization to develop a sound-controlled LED Christmas tree
See a fun way to create interesting long exposure photographs and light displays using persistence of vision (POV) wands
Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino has been used in thousands of different projects and applications by a wide range of programmers and artists, and their contributions have added up to an incredible amount of accessible knowledge that can be of great help to novices and experts alike.
Want to build exciting LED projects with Arduino? This book will be your companion to bring out the creative genius in you. To begin with, you will get introduced to the maker movement and the open source hardware development Arduino boards. You will then move on to develop a mood lamp and a remote-controlled TV backlight. As you progress through the book, you will develop an LED cube and will learn to use sound visualization to develop a sound-controlled LED Christmas tree. You will then move on to build a persistence of vision wand.
At the end of each chapter, you’ll see some common problems, their solutions, and some workarounds.
Style and approach
This book takes a project based approach to building LED-based projects with Arduino.
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