Virtual devices / user input capture

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Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:20 am
BonfireVA offline
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Re: Virtual devices / user input capture

RogueProeliator wrote:
I'll try to get some pictures of my set up and post them, but its pretty similar to this guys (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UiqrnR ... 8q8TkA2B8m), he uses the flat aluminum channels and hot glues the power injection wires next to the LED strips, I found this a bit tedious which is why I switched to the V shaped channels.

That looks like a nice setup - thanks for sharing. Would love to see some pics if you get the time (installed and/or the look at night lit up) -- this sounds exactly like the setup I was after.


Here are a few pictures of the aluminum channel / defusers on the house and some videos I recorded last night of some of the effects. I didn't take any progress pictures, but the next section I do I will take pics and post.
(wasn't sure of the best way to make the files available, the forum has a limits on file sizes. I just uploaded them to an AWS S3 bucket... links below)

Pics:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/bonfirevatest/ ... G_0979.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/bonfirevatest/ ... G_0980.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/bonfirevatest/ ... G_0995.jpg

Videos:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/bonfirevatest/ ... G_0985.MOV
https://s3.amazonaws.com/bonfirevatest/ ... G_0988.MOV
https://s3.amazonaws.com/bonfirevatest/ ... G_0989.MOV
https://s3.amazonaws.com/bonfirevatest/ ... G_0991.MOV
https://s3.amazonaws.com/bonfirevatest/ ... G_0992.MOV
https://s3.amazonaws.com/bonfirevatest/ ... G_0994.MOV

Posted on
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:22 pm
mat offline
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Re: Virtual devices / user input capture

Looks great!

Late 2018 mini 10.14

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Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:22 am
siclark offline
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Re: Virtual devices / user input capture

Awesome. That would be taking the lighting game in my street to a whole new level!!!

More generally, am I right in thinking I just need power and WiFi for this setup? Thinking of what cables required in my electrics plan I'm coming up with for garden rewire.


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Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:13 pm
BonfireVA offline
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Re: Virtual devices / user input capture

siclark wrote:
Awesome. That would be taking the lighting game in my street to a whole new level!!!

More generally, am I right in thinking I just need power and WiFi for this setup? Thinking of what cables required in my electrics plan I'm coming up with for garden rewire.


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Generally speaking you are correct, you will need WiFi to connect the NodeMCU to your network for control and you will need a 5 or 12volt (depending on which LEDs you select) power supply capable of providing the appropriate wattage for the number of LEDs you plan to power. The only other component that I am using is a logic level converter (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074M ... UTF8&psc=1). The node MCU digital output pins provide 3.3v, the data in on the 2812b LED strips I am using really need 5v logic. The logic level converter takes care of this. This is very important if your NodeMCU is further that a few inches away from the first pixel on the LED strip. Other than that, you will need something on your network running an MQTT broker to send and receive messages to/from the NodeMCU.

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