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Attaching lights to a frame instead of the tv

Discussion in 'Hyperion Setup Showcase' started by Enelooper, 5 January 2019.

  1. Enelooper

    Enelooper New Member

    I wanted to share my build to help others. The back of my TV is not flat so I wanted to build a separate frame for my lights. This also make it so I can easily move the lights to a new TV.

    Walking around the hardware store I found the perfect solution. A window screen replacement kit! The kit has everything needed to build a strong aluminum frame that you can cut to size with a hacksaw. It is also light weight and inexpensive.

    My build uses apa102 LEDs 30/m, video capture as outlined in the tutorials, and a raspberry pi 3.

    Frame fully assembled before mounting
    frame assembled1.JPG
    Important note: You want to put your lights together first and then measure them to cut the frame. Make the frame match the lights, not the other way around.

    Since the LEDs will lay flat on the frame I used corner connectors instead of wires to connect each segment.

    After the lights were framed out and the screen kit was cut to size I put it all together. I reinforced the corners of the screen frame with duct tape as the connectors are just plastic and can easily come apart. I then mounted the LEDs to the frame using the adhesive backing.

    ends joined.JPG

    corners reinforced.JPG

    To mount the frame to the TV I used velcro. The power supply and raspberry pi are located in the tv stand below.
    frame mounted1.JPG

    My TV sits in the corner so is not flat against the wall.



    Corner connectors:

    This is the window screen kit I used from Lowes:

    Alternate kit from home depot. It has better pictures of what the kit looks like:

    Good luck!

    Attached Files:

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  2. tazdon

    tazdon Spinnin round

    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, 32/64bit, +Arduino
    [​IMG] I used an old wodden picture frame and put the LEDs facing out along the parameter,