Old image scanners can be a great source of parts for other projects, including power supplies and stepper motors - and in the following project by the Hackshed, the RGB lamp has been harnessed into a remote-control lamp setup powered by an Ethernet-enabled Arduino.
The lamp itself can easily be controlled with Arduino hardware, and thus with an Ethernet shield and memory card - a simple web interface can be created to allow specific control of the RGB lamp elements and thus a full remote-control RGB lamp can be created, as demonstrated in the following video:
So if you find an old flatbed scanner, all-in-one printer or somesuch and can rescue the lamp, visit the Hackshed website to have some fun. And for more, we're on facebook, Google+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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