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Experimenting with Arduino and IKEA DIODER LED Strips

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You can have fun with all sorts of consumer items and an Arduino or compatible board, and IKEA houses many objects that can be hacked quite easily. One example of this is their DIODER LED strips, and the process of converting these to Arduino-based control has been demonstrated at the  tronixstuff.com website. 

Hacking IKEA DIODER LEDs with Arduino

The supplied controller box has been replaced with an Arduino Uno and a MOSFET shield for Arduino - which opens up the possibility of controlling the LED strip's brightness and thus colours from your sketch, as shown in the video below:

This is a neat project that can be completed in a few hours, and can also be expanded to remote control via a smartphone -  so head over to tronixstuff.com to learn how. And if you're interested in making your own version, Tronixlabs can help you with the parts, such as:

Finally, if you would like help with choosing parts for this project, please email support@tronixlabs.com or ask in the Tronixlabs support forum. And to keep up with news, specials and more from Tronixlabs, please follow us on facebook, Google+ or twitter.

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