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Harley
#1 Posted : 22 August 2011 10:53:06(UTC)
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New hardware project idea for Pulse-Eight to make a more complete unified ecosystem for HTPC!?

Ambilight Lighting Technology as invented by Philips Electronics are a really cool for those who own a Philips television with Ambilight Spectra light effects.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambilight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz2EjUWCqI4

Uunfortuatly not everyone have a such TV so that they can enjoy this, but did you know that you can buy DIY kit setups for this to build your own Ambilight experience for a Home Theater PC at home? Like example Ambilight4PC, AmBX, MoMoLight, AtmoLight, AtmoLight, and Ambient Reality Effects (A.R.E.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmBX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEydEeumuaw
http://www.ambilight4pc....momolight/momolight.html

It would be even more cooler if Pulse-Eight could make and sell a such finished product boxed with all the LED lights you need that would all work with XBMC with Boblight on a HTPC out-of-the-box without you having to do any of your own soldering or modifications.

http://code.google.com/p/boblight/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q94OljzPfc

Is this something that Pulse-Eight might consider making and selling at an relativly affordable price?
Harley
#2 Posted : 22 August 2011 13:04:48(UTC)
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PulseEight
#3 Posted : 24 August 2011 23:25:43(UTC)
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Bob Van Loosen, (the guy behind Boblight) is one of the key members of the CEC Adaptor project, working on a Boblight system is up there as one of the projects we are looking at doing next

Thanks for the links!
Harley
#4 Posted : 07 September 2011 08:56:53(UTC)
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PulseEight wrote:
Bob Van Loosen, (the guy behind Boblight) is one of the key members of the CEC Adaptor project, working on a Boblight system is up there as one of the projects we are looking at doing next
That sounds awesome! Would like to be able to buy and recommend a complete product for this that just worked for anyone :)

Something simular to the finished devices karate light atmolight products sold by www.karatelight.de webshop would be great :)

http://translate.google....l=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.karatelight.de%2F

Videos on YouTube show demos of XBMC with Karatelight 8 channel ambilight clone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBdusA6EB-I
http://www.youtube.com/w...h?v=hZ56ZJL0Ra4&NR=1

[HOWTO] new KARATELIGHT with boblight and XBMC
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=109298

They also sell cheaper karate light kits and offer free diagrams to build your own Atmo DIY ;)

8 channels is a little to few though, I think it needs to be at least 16 channels or more to impress everyone today :P

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Video of a DIY mtAtmo build using 18 Satellite S-001 modules and 3 OctoBar LED controllers feed by Boblight via a Arduino Uno :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz2EjUWCqI4

With 16 channels you can cover the corners and the sides of a 16:9 aspect ratio television pretty evenly with differential light :)
jords
#5 Posted : 24 September 2011 02:21:41(UTC)
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I'm also interested in this - I like the idea of an ambilight setup but don't really have the time at the moment to build one myself. So I'd probably buy a kit for a reasonable price.
Harley
#6 Posted : 26 September 2011 10:39:25(UTC)
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For your information, someone has now released a new unofficial Ambilights addon for XBMC :)

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=110939

This DFAtmo and ita drivers for Atmolight controllers could be the framework code to build on!

:D
Harley
#7 Posted : 07 October 2011 14:40:07(UTC)
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Harley wrote:
For your information, someone has now released a new unofficial Ambilights addon for XBMC :)

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=110939

This DFAtmo and ita drivers for Atmolight controllers could be the framework code to build on!

Official support for this RenderCapture type has now been added to the python script framework XBMC so it will make it into Eden :)

http://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/448
http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/12010
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=111177

That means that all we need now is for Pulse-Eight to sell us Ambilight hardware with an XBMC addon that works out-of-the-box ;)
Harley
#8 Posted : 28 October 2011 13:47:04(UTC)
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FYI; Light-pack project now have an plugin addon available for XBMC integration
http://translate.google....post%2F8909390231%2Fxbmc
Refers to this project page
http://code.google.com/p/light-pack/

Only available for XBMC Dharma if I understand corrent.
openelecfan
#9 Posted : 30 November 2011 22:26:17(UTC)
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I would be interested in a buying a self-build kit or even ready-made, for use with Openelec/XBMC install. Do we have any timescales or idea of projected pricing?
Malard
#10 Posted : 01 December 2011 11:46:07(UTC)
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openelecfan wrote:
I would be interested in a buying a self-build kit or even ready-made, for use with Openelec/XBMC install. Do we have any timescales or idea of projected pricing?


Not yet, we haven't begun this project
Harley
#11 Posted : 20 December 2011 12:39:51(UTC)
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FYI; XBMC development team have now released an official Boblight Addon for XBMC
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=116331
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This is the official XBMC boblight addon for using the open source ambilight clone ( http://code.google.com/p/boblight/ ) from within XBMC.
(It does NOT work with the old boblight from http://blogger.xs4all.nl/loosen)

Its available in the official XBMC Repo (services). Development can be followed here GitHub https://github.com/bobo1on1/script.xbmc.boblight/
candymirror
#12 Posted : 23 December 2011 08:24:32(UTC)
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This still requires a compiled libboblight and boblightd. I'll guess that's not as accessable for everyone over here.

I think it will be much easy'er if some openelec developer will create an build-envirement addon for openelec like the build-essential package is to ubuntu.
Harley
#13 Posted : 05 January 2012 11:23:37(UTC)
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Very cool demos of a 64 channels DIY ambilight using a SEDU-Board V2 with Boblight and XBMC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHmHAdsz3tA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRkSEX_I0V0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecx-L8PCnuI

These are with 2-meter of LED strips = 64 individually controllable RGB LEDs

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I bought them along with the SEDU-Board from led-studien.de, because they sell the board as an assembled box and I wanted to avoid as much soldering as I could... ;)

Unfortunately, this page seems to be available in German only and I could not find a definite brand or type. They seem to use 5050 RGB SMD-LEDs and there is "LED ZG16RGB-V3" printed on them.


That whole kits cost him about €150 EURO complete with power-supplies, tax, and shipping :)
http://shop.led-studien....79b80f7defb349f7a83a999d
Harley
#14 Posted : 28 January 2012 13:16:34(UTC)
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The LiveLight Project is an open source hardware Ambilight clone solution which could be the perfect base
http://livelightproject.com/
http://livelightproject.com/design.php
http://livelightproject....ght_5/Assembly_guide.pdf
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FAQ
Question: Can I order ready made device?
Answer: No. LiveLight is a reference desing, you build your own device.


Paintpack is quick alternative complete solution would be to simply import and re-sell as a cheaper option
http://paintpack.ru
http://translate.google....ttp%3A%2F%2Fpaintpack.ru
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jgvs54WgMgM

Harley
#15 Posted : 17 April 2012 12:21:13(UTC)
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Can a moderator please move this thread to the "Ideas and Suggestions" forum? Thanks!
Harley
#16 Posted : 19 June 2012 10:02:46(UTC)
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iBeLight lightning system by RGB Styles (rgb-styles.com) seams to be the most complete kit for XBMC with Boblight to date:

http://www.rgb-styles.com/ibelight/
http://www.rgb-styles.com/ibelight/user-guide/
http://www.rgb-styles.com/ibelight/buy/

Quite professional kit, but would still be nice if Pulse-Eight sold a similar Ambilight kit that would be even easier to setup :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2CMDuTrSZU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1n0eX__rd4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ZONgvDCCM

Better XBMC integration of all the settings and configurations would also be great so no need for third-party software ;)



nexum
#17 Posted : 29 June 2012 20:55:16(UTC)
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I'm using Cyborg AmbX lights. It's not bad. It's also developped by Philips team.
Malard
#18 Posted : 16 July 2012 11:18:46(UTC)
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We've looked into this, financially it's not something we can produce at this time, if someone wants a manufacturing partner and wants to order 1000pcs minimum then we could build it
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