Dorm rooms are notorious for their dreadful lighting, so I wanted to make a cool alternative light source for my room at school. I made it phone controlled so there would be an easy and wireless way to change the color of the lighting.
The lighting consists of Tricolor LED Strips and are controlled by a phone through an app. The app is able communicate with the Arduino via bluetooth by using the Seeed Bluetooth Shield.
Step 1: Materials
(x3) Tricolor LED Strip (RadioShack #276-249)
(x1) Universal 1000mA AC Adapter (RadioShack #273-316)
(x1) M-type Adaptaplug (RadioShack #273-344)
(x1) Grid-Style PC Board (RadioShack #276-149)
(x1) Seeed Bluetooth Shield
(x1) Android Phone or Device
(x1) 36"x24"x1/4" plywood
(x1) 15"x11"x1/4" milky white acrylic
(x4) Wood screw #6 x 3/8"
(x8) Washer #6 small
Step 2: Bluetooth shield
Arrange the jumpers on the board like in the first photo above. The first jumper should be connected to digital pin 7 and BT_RX and the second jumper should be connected to digital pin 6 and BT_TX. The shield will not be able to act as the bluetooth slave if the jumpers are not connected properly.