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A simple way to add lights to your Spykee / Rovio?

I’ve had an interesting idea for mounting lighting on my Spykee…

The problem is not how to fit a light, but how to control it by turning it on and off when you need to. So I came up with this idea:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-SpotOn-Light-White-pack/dp/B000PVX678/ref=tag_tdp_sv_edpp_i

Basically, it’s a motion-sensitive, battery-powered night light. You’re supposed to mount it in places like cupboards, so that when you open the door, the light comes on.

However – in this case, the motion will be provided by the environment around the Spykee, as it moves. Hopefully, I can stick a couple of these on the front, and although it’s dark when I connect, as soon as it starts driving, the lights should come on.

I have one at home already, so I’ll give it a go this weekend and provide feedback on whether it works. Definitely no warranty invalidation with this one.

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  1. CrazyDiamond
    February 20, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    You could try adding extra LED’s like I have done here

    http://spykeemods.co.uk/index.php/topic,29.msg187/topicseen.html#new

    Very simple mod and with the right LEDs it lights up an entire room!!

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