April 24, 2013

Liven up car interiors with Arduino and RGB LEDs

 Many car enthusiasts enjoy adding extra lights or upgrading the interior bulbs to LEDs, however with the Arduino platform you can enjoy a greater level of control and detail by controlling high-powered LEDs and lighting strips. Doing so is easily done with an external power supply, an N-MOSFET for switching the higher current and a compact Arduino-compatible board such as our LeoStick. Hyundai Veloster enthusiast "Tokra" did just that, by building a system that generates various lighting effects when the car door is opened and closed, for example:

What a great way to liven up a car's interior - find out more at the Veolster forum. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're making a similar project and need to control large currents with your Arduino digital outputs - you'll need a MOSFET. We've got you covered with out NDRIVE: N-MOSFET driver/output module:

This high-power N-MOSFET module lets you switch high-current loads using a tiny microcontroller. Perfect for controlling that set of traffic lights mounted in your living room! Works brilliantly for automotive projects such as switching high-power 12V lights and high wattage LEDs. For more information and to order, visit the product page

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