If you fancy add ing a little extra ambient light to your HDTV, PC or
mac you might be interested in an awesome new open source concept
called the Lightpack.
Lightpack has been designed to make it easy to add ambient light to
almost any display, and connected to a PC, Mac or HTPC via a simply USB
connection, and can even be controlled via your mobile device. Watch the
video after the jump to learn more about the Lightpack project and see
it in action.
"Lightpack is an open-source device, which lightens your computer or TV screen to strengthen the presence effect. The device needs to be mounted on your TV or computer screen and to be connected to your PC, Mac or HTPC via USB.
The software analyzes what you currently have on the screen, be
it a movie, a game, or anything else, and sends this information to the
Lightpack device which in turn lightens the surface behind the screen
with matching colors using the RGB-LEDs available within the Lightpack
device. You can find basics about Lightpack working principles in our
The Lightpack project is currently over on
the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump
from concept to production. So if you think Lightpack is something you
could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Lightpack become a reality. Its already raised $145,000 towards its $261,962 goal.