Category: Raspberry Pi

How to build an Ambilight for every HDMI input source

Posted by: Christian Moser Posted on: 13. May 2014 Comments: 199

In this post I’m going to show how you can configure your Hyperion Ambilight for every HDMI source. If you don’t have an Ambilight setup yet, I kindly refer you to my previous guide, which will give you an initial ambilight effect for the media center running on the Rpi. This guide will then go one step further and enable the ambilight effect for all kind of HDMI input sources like PS3, XBOX,…

Use Apple’s USB SuperDrive with Linux

Posted by: Christian Moser Posted on: 30. March 2014 Comments: 93

I’m really surprised and disappointed that Apple prevents us from using their USB SuperDrive with non Apple devices. How to outsmart Apple’s firmware Fortunately, with a little hack, we can awake the drive from its deep slumber. It’s required to send a “magic” byte sequence after the drive was connected. I got this byte sequence from a source I no longer can find on the web. So, I don’t take…

How to build your own Ambilight TV with Raspberry Pi and XBMC

Posted by: Christian Moser Posted on: 20. February 2014 Comments: 241

I always wanted one of those colourful glowing large TV screens in my living room but I never felt like paying a fortune for it. So, why don’t do it on my own? I ordered two Raspberry Pis, which seemed like a perfect fit for a media center and a LED controller because of the built in SPI bus interface. After some research, I decided that using SMD LED strips…