My HTPC has a very bright HDD LED on the front of the case which I want to shut down. It's connected to the HDD LED front panel header on the motherboard, so thats no problem disconnecting.
Instead of not using it at all I would like to controll it from the computer, so that I can use it as an alarm LED for something (temperatures, mail, whatever). I've been looking for a simple controller, but I havent been able to find anything. I just need a controllerboard, hopefully connectable to an internal USB/SERIAL header, that will make it possible to turn the LED on or off by sending a cmd-command to a driver interface.
I don't have any electronics experience, so I need some tips on where such a board could be found. Hope anyone know about a solution.
Thanks in advance,