Atmoduino was created to allow driving of up to 256 led channels using the FastSPI library, it basically allows you to create a proper Ambilight set.
When used with the "AtmoWin - Atmoduino mod" games/movies are supported, even modern games like Kingdoms of Amalur will work great but Windows Aero needs to be turned off for games.
- Arduino (UNO R3 was used in this project) - http://www.adafruit.com/products/50
- FastSPI library - http://code.google.com/p/fastspi/ , when using the newest version of Arduino use the version included in the Downloads from this project. This has some version checks to make it compatible with all versions of Arduino.
- LED strips supported by FastSPI (lpd8806 is used in this project) - http://www.adafruit.com/products/306
- LED Connection scheme for LPD8806 - http://www.ladyada.net/products/digitalrgbledstrip/index.html
- Additional led power supply (if Scotty needs it) - http://www.adafruit.com/products/658
- AtmoWin - AtmoDuino mod - https://bitbucket.org/RickDB/atmowin-atmoduino-mod or newer WIP build: https://bitbucket.org/RickDB/atmowin_sedu_mod/downloads
- Arduino connection to led strip needs to be grounded to any arduino 5V GND otherwise flickering/spooky stuff may happen
- Consult FastSPI library or Adafruit pages on how to connect everything properly
- Measure twice, cut once.
- Depending on your settings you may need to change the default data rate (FastSPI_LED.setDataRate(0)), 0 = fastest .
- Detailed explanation on channel configurations by Scorpie : http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=27746&p=145979#p145831