Responsive LED backlighting is the technology nobody needs, but everybody wants. For those tech-obsessed among us, it is a seriously cool gadget that may be worth taking the DIY route on. This way, you can experience the fun of building your own responsive LED lighting while saving precious pennies for other cool tech gadgets that are sure to hit the market. If you are the type to look for Siemens c61 alternatives, DIY responsive backlighting may be the best option for you. Learn how to DIY responsive LED backlighting for your TV by following the five steps below.
Gather The Materials
If you want to create responsive LED backlighting on your own, there are a few things you need to gather. The items you need will be a 5V LED Pixel Strip, the 5m variety. Next, you will need an AC adapter 5V/10A, four pairs of RGB LED strip pigtail connectors (20cm), a heat shrink kit, a 65 cable pack Breadboard jumper wire m-m and 20 pieces of 1 pin dual female jumper wire (300mm). You will also need a 5.5. x 2.1mm DC power jack adapter, (the female version), one 5 piece 2pin dual female jumper wire in 300mm, two Raspberry Pi Model B CPUs, two 8GB SD memory cards and one 1A microUSB AC adapter. If you do not already have soldering tools, you will need these as well. Once you have these items, you can begin to get to work.
Solder LED Strips
Next, you will have to cut your LED strips into four pieces that fit your particular TV and solder them together. Here, you will use the pigtail connectors to connect the LED strips. Solder these four pieces into a frame that fits your TV. The pigtail connectors will make it easier to transfer your responsive LED strips to another TV if you choose to do so in the future. Once you have the frame complete, connect it to the Raspberry Pi. Then, you can move on to coding the responsive part of responsive LED backlighting.
Set Up Hyperion
Now, you can begin to set up Hyperion on your computer. This is how you will control the backlighting. Install Raspbmc to control the Pi. Then, install Hyperion within the Raspbmc media center distribution app. It will then be added to your autostart. Next, download HyperCon on your regular computer. Be sure to have Java installed, otherwise this will not work. Once you have that done, you can create a Hyperion configuration for the responsive lighting and save it to your desktop as a json file. If you need some assistance, there are plenty of guides online that tell you the exact code you will need to make your LED lights responsive. Then, you can move on to the next step.
Copy Over To Raspberry Pi
Once you have the Hyperion configuration saved on your desktop, copy that file over to the pi home directory on the Raspbmc media center. Place the copied file in the Hyperion folder within Pi. Then, you should be able to start using your lights. Test them out by playing a TV show or even just a Phaeton commercial. The lights should begin to respond.
Download The App
Then, if you want to be able to easily control your new DIY responsive LED backlighting, download the Hyperion app. This app is only available for Android users. However, there is also a web app available for non-Android users. Once you have this app installed, you can also elect to use your responsive LEDs as mood lighting. It allows you to control the color and timing of the lights all from your mobile device.
If you are a tech lover, sometimes it is more fun to create DIY versions of your favorite top tech products of the moment. It is cheaper too. That is why Huawei products are so popular. Creating responsive LED backlighting on your own is not that difficult, even for the least experienced techies among us. Follow the steps above to create your own responsive LED backlighting. Then, tell us about the final results of your DIY responsive LED projects below.
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