Ambient light via the arduino and a PC is something I've wanted to do for awhile but didn't have all the parts until earlier this week.

First I wanted to make sure the LED strip actually worked and I had everything wired properly. It was pretty easy to do following the ladyada RGB LED tutorial.

Everything worked perfectly but when I tried to transfer things to an ambient lighting project I'd found, I couldn't get one component to work properly. Since I'm not well versed with Processing (which is a component that runs on the computer to determine what color to tell the arduino to display), I didn't see an immediately solution and I didn't have the time for in-depth troubleshooting.

I'll have to spend a little more time with it on a weekend when I have more time to devote but for now, I have a fancy LED strip. That's a whole lot more fun than just a single red, single blue, and single green LED.


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