Stairlight

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Stairlight

Postby AshaiRey » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:22 pm

Those low budget shops (Action and such) have all kind of goodies that are cheap for hacking and thinkering. If your experiment fails then it won't cost you an arm or a leg so to say. I found this LED light strip which is controlled by an IR remote.

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Since it only has 4 controles it was easy to grab the IR codes with a IR reader made on a breadboard and an Arduino. For the IR receiver i just desoldered the IR receiver element. After reading the codes i extended the wires and attached the LED strip underneath the wall board of the stairs. I added two mini PIR sensors for movement detection and wired all to an Arduino for control. I just kept it simple and added a IR LED to the Arduino that it bound together with the IR receiver element to control the whole thing.

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The LED strip has also a dim function and that will make it possible to fade-in and fade-out the light.
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Re: Stairlight

Postby vincenttor » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:06 pm

nice job and idea indeed ! ;)
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Re: Stairlight

Postby Phaeton » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:18 am

Looks really nice!
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Re: Stairlight

Postby raymonvdm » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:03 pm

I have bought a Kruidvat led stips once but the powersupply was really bad. I disturbed my Opentherm Gateway
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Re: Stairlight

Postby vincenttor » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:10 pm

Have you tried shielding the psu ?
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