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In this project I will show you how to combine a Raspberry Pi Zero with a couple of complementary parts in order to add an ambient lighting effect to your TV which enhances the viewing experience. Let's get started!

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The video gives you all information you need to build your own ambient lighting. The next steps will contain additional information to make the project even easier to recreate.

<p>Hi Great Scott. Awesome tutorial. I got the LEDs in today and I've been playing with it for a while now. I saw that other tutorials for APA102 use a voltage shifter for the data and clock, but you're not using one. I have 5V (10A) set up alright, as well as hyperion working, but it seems like the signals are not going through properly... Ideas?</p>
<p>Did you checked whether there is a signal output?</p>
<p>Hey guys i wanting to make this for my PC dual monitor setup.</p><p>just wanted to know that do i need exactly this same components sine it will be connected to my PC not TV?</p>
<p>I haven't used a Pi before so I don't know how the compatibility between the models works. Would I be able to do this project with a newer model like the 3 so I can have wireless capabilities built into it, with the video input still working with HyperCon? My idea is to run other stuff at the same time from the same Pi board, like Alexa, which I'm guessing I would need a higher end board for than the Zero.</p><p>Thanks for this tutorial by the way, it was the inspiration I needed to take a stab at these electronics boards!</p>
<p>Hi! Great vids! I have a few questions. In your previous build you connected directly from the end of each strip to the next one including the 5v and GND, Why do you do it differently this time?... Also, besides the PI and the Strip what other component needs an special dedicated source of power?... Sorry for the other stupid question but I do not know how these wago connectors work, my logic says it is for sharing the inputs/outputs (power or ground) but I am not that great at electronics so i have to ask, if so can i put one after the other (in case i cant get the 5slot connectors you use)?</p>
<p>I'm not greatscott, but I think why he separated all +5V and GND per strip is to maximize the voltage each led gets, of course at this length, the voltage drop wouldnt be drastic anyway if he connected all in series, could be other reasons aswell why he did that. Also you can connect share source from one wago to other, if you dont have enough space, I had to do this once at one project from cheap employer, who only had 2 and 3 terminal wagos. It's not pretty, but works.</p>
<p>Is it possible to make without using any entertainment system? So directly from TV?</p>
<p>Hmm.. I was going to try and find a splitter for DisplayPort (I wantt ttis for a gaming setup), but then I realized I could make my computer miror connections to HDMI anyways. Isn't PC Nice.</p>
<p>Also, if I had to use a splitter I'd fear some input delay; not sure how much if any though.</p>
<p>How about the delay from video and light? This ain't gonna be real time since there's a converter from digital to analog and the RPi also needs to process the input data to show the correct image colors.</p>
<p>Can you skip the hdmi to av, and the videograbber if you use a PI2 or a PI3?</p>
To my knowledge the pi does not have a HDMI input, just output. I think you have to use a grabber. There's HDMI grabbers but you need to check they are compatible with the pi, but if it is you can at least skip the hdmi-av conversion
Can you tell me what Wago terminal sizes and amount you need.
Anyway to use the hdmi outpout from the tv and
<p>HDMI output?</p>
Oops <br>It was late at night and just now i was thinking what have i asked:(<br>I want a way to scan thecorners on thetv regardless where the signal is coming from.<br>I have android tv i use youtube/kodi how can i make this happen?
<p>Do you know any way to adapt this project to a dual monitor setup?</p>
<p>looks good :) Have you considered using some LED strip diffuses, to even out the hot spots? </p>
<p>Not yet. I like the way it looks right now. </p>
<p>Thank you Jeremy for making me purchase stuff with every video you make!</p>

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