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

(x1) Arduino Uno (RadioShack #276-128)
(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

<p>This is great. I am making some edge lit artworks at the moment, gives me the idea to control it with Android!</p>
<p>This is beautiful.</p>
<p>Hahah thanks chlobro</p>
I love this! It would be awesome for my Christmas party. But I'm concerned about opening up my phone to vulnerabilities after reading on vpnexpress.net about hacks. Is this safe to do?
Sorry for the late response! I guess It's a little late for the Christmas party, but you still could for New Year's ;D. I have not read up much on VPN, but from the little I just did, I suspect that this is safe to do. You are only using Processing with your android device and I have not read anything bad about that software. Although, I guess that you assume some risk using any software with your phone. I personally would not worry about it.
What a brilliant idea. Beautiful wall art and an energy efficient light source. <br>Love it!

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