This project is a great example of using an Arduino or FT232H-based cable to send sensor data to your computer. Using an RGB color sensor you can make your computer aware of the environment and change monitor color temperature based on ambient lighting. Some interesting ways you might extend this project include:
  • Flip the sensor around to read color displayed by your monitor and build a calibration tool to adjust colors for perfect display accuracy.
  • Use the color sensor to play different music depending on the color of light in the room. Play exciting music to boost productivity in the morning and afternoon, and more relaxed music in the evening and night.
  • Build a color matching game for kids where the computer asks to see items of a specific color.
  • Extend the Adalight project to measure ambient light and adjust itself to match the color.
What can you think of to extend the project?

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