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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hacking the Ikea DIODER in ten minutes flat

Last week I bought a set of DIODER lights from the Ikea down the road, pret­ty much on a whim. They’re not the cheap­est way to buy RGB strip light­ing, but I did like the mod­u­lar design. And it’s remark­ably easy to mod­i­fy the con­troller to dri­ve the sys­tem with an arduino. The sys­tem comes […]

Controlling external lighting with Arduino

The path to my front door is long and very poor­ly lit. There’s a sen­sor light mount­ed above it, but that’s nev­er worked and, liv­ing in a rental, get­ting it fixed has been a bit of a task. So I bought a roll of 3-wire LED rope light on eBay. Cable-tied it to the under­side […]