We are proposing a no-solder kit that would allow the use of very high power LEDs (10W/40W+ RGBW LEDs) along with the mbed platform to let people quickly, cheaply, and painlessly build state of the art LED lighting systems.
This project will include porting plenty of our previously developed reference software including sophisticated algorithms to allow for 48-bit color, gamma correction, HSI colorspace, audio analysis, DMX control, wifi control, and to help produce a community of hackers to work together and share ideas.
History: SaikoLED was the first major open-software and open-hardware LED lighting project, and has been committed to producing high quality tools and reference designs for the last five years. However, we are currently limited by funding. Neither of us are independently wealthy, and though we want to take bigger risks and produce things more useful to the world we can't afford to.
SaikoLED led the way by developing GPLv3 algorithms and pushing for the adoption of better color standards. For instance, Brian gave a talk on his revolutionary techniques for working with color in LED lights at MIT in 2013.
Full application below:http://saikoled.com/2013WyoLum-SaikoLED.pdf