Henri Rantanen

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The LiveLight Project

People around the world have been building their own versions of the Philips Ambilight system for their home cinema, usually connected to a computer via USB or serial.

I started developing my own version and after months of designing and testing I was ready to publish my prototype: The LiveLight USB Interface.
Project soon got a lots of interest on forums and related websites. The LiveLight Project was born.


Video of LiveLight system in operation.

You are now reading projects official page in which you will find all the info you need to build a fully configurable ambient lighting system for your Home Cinema or PC!

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SmartDesk Sensor Upgrade

Due to unreliability of my IKEA SmartDesk, which I built in 2015, I decided to make an upgrade, that greatly improved its usability!

I removed the original magnetic limit-switch and replaced it with ultrasonic PING-sensor that could measure the actual height from the floor.

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IKEA SmartDesk

I recently acquired a motorized table-frame from IKEA for my current desk.

After returning the first D.O.A table-kit and getting it replaced with a working one, height adjustment worked up nicely and I had a good standing/sitting workstation.

Problem with the setup was that I forgot to use it. As a solution, I made a small widget that reminds me to stand up in set intervals. After a piece of software has been written, it’s easy to continue working on. This time by hacking the hardware!

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