Today I will present you my custom built Ambilight™ clone. It entirely relies on open source software.
The setup is the following:
- XBMC running on a PC I use as home theatre PC (watch and record TV, play movies and music)
- boblight client plugin for XBMC (part of the default XBMC install)
- boblightd running on the BeagleBone Black that offers a network interface to control the LEDs strip
I used the following hardware but note that boblightd supports other LED controllers and communication schemes so some variations are possible: