So I am going to try that of course!
I found a sweet RegionGetColor function for Autohotkey, that runs very fast and comes out with a very accurate color. I then modified my Autohotkey code to send the color I get from that function to the Arduino. The rest of it I had set up already. So in theory, now I have it set up, so all of the LEDs on the chain will be the average color of the screen.
I have no clue if this will look good, or just be annoying, but I am excited to see what it does.
A couple other ideas I have with interaction with the LED chain:
- In a First Person Shooter game, everytime I click to shoot, the LEDs flash white
- With music playing, do one of those cool color visualizers on the LEDs
- Show how much my CPU is being used, by simulating a bar on the LEDs
Many cool things could be done with this!