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specing

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overhead keyboard/book illumination -- "ThinkLight"
« on: February 16, 2015, 09:45:07 AM »
As per discussion in IRC:

- RGB LED with dimming and colour adjustment (vi a EC/OS), possibly even two in stereo?
- ability to turn it on/off (and possibly adjust intensity/colour) when laptop is "off"
- colour/intensity adjustment based on time of day and/or ambient light sensor readings
- powerful enough that no-one will have to run it at 100% in normal and not totally crazy circumstances

anything else?

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Re: overhead keyboard/book illumination -- "ThinkLight"
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 05:50:05 PM »
As per discussion in IRC:

- RGB LED with dimming and colour adjustment (vi a EC/OS), possibly even two in stereo?
- ability to turn it on/off (and possibly adjust intensity/colour) when laptop is "off"
- colour/intensity adjustment based on time of day and/or ambient light sensor readings
- powerful enough that no-one will have to run it at 100% in normal and not totally crazy circumstances

anything else?

I would suggest some cree warm white leds.. cheap and bright :)

color would be warm white.. because rgb only brings pain to configure :)
Can have ambient light regulation, but also allow manual change

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Re: overhead keyboard/book illumination -- "ThinkLight"
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 09:40:28 AM »

I would suggest some cree warm white leds.. cheap and bright :)

color would be warm white.. because rgb only brings pain to configure :)
Can have ambient light regulation, but also allow manual change

RGB is not a pain to configure, especially if it is all controlled by open source and easily modifiable
firmware.

I use redshift that adjusts my screen's colours (appears more red at night and white at day) based on
time of day and I enjoy it. It would be great if everything else that emits light could also change
accordingly.