64 Channel RGB LED IKEA Samtid mood-light upgrade kit - Arduino compatible [BT/WiFi]Designed by madworm, Ships from Germany
RGB mood-light upgrade kit Arduino compatible + works with Adafruit NeoPixel library. Requires advanced SMD soldering skills + tools to complete. Easy installation: Simply remove the light-bulb and...Read More…
Arduino compatible + works with Adafruit NeoPixel library. Requires advanced SMD soldering skills + tools to complete.
Simply remove the light-bulb and unscrew the nut that holds down the lampshade. If your Samtid comes with a diffuser-plate, remove it and place the circuit board in its place. You may need to add the spacer board (e.g. thin laser-cut acrylic, cardboard...) to make sure none of the circuitry interferes with the lamp. Reassemble in reverse order and run suitable wires down the lamp.
The control board is removable, so you can easily reprogram the device without having to rip everything apart again. The LED-board stays wherever you put it. This also makes it easier to upgrade the lamp with additional features, which might require redesigning the control board.
The basic button-only control works just fine and the "user-interface" is easy to understand and work with. I consider it as mature and well tested. I've been using it for months now.
The WiFi code working with the ESP8266 module works quite reliably as well, but is still very basic. You can talk to the device using the command line (e.g. with curl) or with any web-browser, but there is no "click & go" interface yet.
As of now, the interaction looks like this:
> curl http://192.168.1.199/mode=0&start=0&stop=63&hue=125&sat=255&val=255&
You can enter the same http request (minus the 'curl' bit) in any web-browser.
Should the WiFi module crash it will get a hard-reset and it should recover in a few seconds. It does happen at times, especially if WiFi reception is poor.
The Bluetooth code currently provides the same simple interface as the WiFi code. Connect and send commands like:
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