Published on September 8th, 2011 | by Jules Yap



Materials: DIODER (RGB), Atmel at90usb162 microcontroller and more.

Description: This is my modified IKEA DIODER. I have replaced the built in microcontroller with another one that support USB. That combined with some open source software makes it possible to control the light from a computer. For example use music and sound to control the light.

Note that I haven’t tested this at all with any operating systems other than Ubuntu.

See more of the Dioder with USB.

~ Rikard Lindström, Sweden

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

6 Responses to DIODER with USB

  1. Ornotermes says:

    Hey, sorry for that. I had some disk troubles and found out that i didn’t had backups. But it’s back now. Sorry for any inconvenience.


  2. Funikea says:

    The link to more information is not working ! please help – I want one !!

  3. eric says:

    swim_trunks -

    looks like the source code is all Python… which runs on all OS’s, including OSX…

  4. swim_trunks says:

    Please say it can work with any program and OS or will be to in the future. I mean is there a way to make this compatible with MacOS’s. I’ve been looking for something EXACTLY LIKE THIS for live shows. I would also pay to have this!

  5. Um….
    I have Ubuntu on the majority of my systems.
    Can I pay you to have one of these made?
    That would be awesome to have in my office.

  6. Jan Gundtofte-Bruun says:

    That controller box in the second to last image is pure awesomeness. Well done!

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