Thanks for visiting!! This instructable will show you how to add dynamic ambient lighting to your TV. Hope you enjoy and learn something!
**The pictures i posted of the TV seem to make the LED strips not look very bright but if you watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g7enrY7irI you can see that the lights are actually brighter.
Step 1: List of Materials
List Of Materials:
RGB LED Strips 30 LED/meter (I used 2 meters for my 32'' TV)
TLC5940 (Provides 16 PWM Signals we will use 12)
12 volt power supply
Some wire depending on your tv size :).
Step 2: Design Layout
To start out lets see how this project will come together. The LED strips behind the tv will display the overall RGB color for a specific section of the screen designated for that LED strip. There are four LED strips in my instrutable (left, top left, top right, right). Each of the LED strips is connected to the TLC4950 and a +12v supply. The TLC4950 provides the LED strips with the PWM signal allowing us to control the brightness of the red, green, and blue. The arduino will feed data to the TLC4950 allowing for control over the LED's. The arduino is connected to a computer which will have a processing program running. The program will be processing the RGB values for each screen shot. Below is a picture of how everything is connected.