Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Pi cap

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    6
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Pi cap

    Hello Iím wondering if you can use a pi cap to run ambilight for a tv if so what software would I need???



    Itís the lights around the tv to change with the movie.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Newtown CT
    Posts
    4,130
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Pi cap

    Yes you could adapt the arduino code to run on a PI. You would still need to run something like the "Adalight.pde" java code on a computer that is playing the movie (Could be the PI as well I suppose).

    NOTE: Using a DIY solution means it works only for movies playing from a computer external to your TV. The software playing the movie also outputs a data stream with information similar in content to a generic serial stream from xlights or Vixen (Conceptually similar but more robust).


    2020 Full sized show reworked for the new location. Only adding (famous last words) 13 RBLs that I finally got converted to using pixels
    2019 - Just moved into a new home (yet another change of plans). Will be dim but not dark. Too much to do at the new place to leave time for a show. Dim show (3000 pixels) had regular visits most nights.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyX...ttrsZNARkUce0Q

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Newtown CT
    Posts
    4,130
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Pi cap

    FYI: My wife would throw out the TV if I did that to it.


    2020 Full sized show reworked for the new location. Only adding (famous last words) 13 RBLs that I finally got converted to using pixels
    2019 - Just moved into a new home (yet another change of plans). Will be dim but not dark. Too much to do at the new place to leave time for a show. Dim show (3000 pixels) had regular visits most nights.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyX...ttrsZNARkUce0Q

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    North Richland Hills TX
    Posts
    630
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Pi cap

    how about a ESPIXELSTICK and MQTT. It should be pretty easy to do.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    284
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Pi cap

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMueller2003 View Post
    FYI: My wife would throw out the TV if I did that to it.
    When I was building my theater room, I was told that the lighting around the screen would keep you from getting too tired, so there was some functionality to the decoration. See how that goes over with your wife. Mine didn’t buy it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    6
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Pi cap

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMueller2003 View Post
    Yes you could adapt the arduino code to run on a PI. You would still need to run something like the "Adalight.pde" java code on a computer that is playing the movie (Could be the PI as well I suppose).

    NOTE: Using a DIY solution means it works only for movies playing from a computer external to your TV. The software playing the movie also outputs a data stream with information similar in content to a generic serial stream from xlights or Vixen (Conceptually similar but more robust).
    I tried raspi lt but my pi would not let me sign in for some reason so now I have Lightberry and donít have the money for their controller a friend wants to help me with a pi cap from falcon


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •