Wednesday, February 18, 2015

OttoLight - Internet Controlled LED Lighting

Lately, my roommates and I decided to convert the spare back room of our house into a pillow and blanket fort. Naturally, this room wouldn't be complete without a dynamic, remote controlled lighting setup.

I still had some LED strips left over after my last project and they're perfect for mounting and lighting cheaply, if you don't mind programming a bit of hardware. My goal was to create a webpage that provided control to several strips with features like modifiable speed, colors, and animations. There would be one master controller that would wirelessly send commands to any number of nearby clients, which each had their own strip.