I’ve got my little project back up and running,
It is a Hardware Dimmer Switch combo running the LAN Protocol, I’m planning to get some PCB(s) made up and mounted so they look and feel like like normal light dimmers (need a 3D shell/case design if anyone’s interested in helping out)
Video’s worth a million words: YouTube: LIFX Dimmer Switch
So whats going on in the video,
- Bottom button On/Off control,
- Rotary Encode:
Default function dimmer fade Off to full brightness;
Single press toggles between Dimmer/Hue Change (i.e. when in white mode Ultra Warm to Blue Ice, In colour mode cycle through the colours);
Long press toggles between White/Colour mode.
Github Project: Github Dimmer Switch
Things I need to work out:
- Does anyone know what kind/type of certification and/or testing I would need to release this into the wild for other to use? (Guest I can’t stop people from DIY it all up on github)
- Best way to integrate with the existing LIFX ecosystem (I’m thinking just poll the light for state of change and go with the flow, but it would be nice to be able to assign the dimmer to a group and accept command from others)
- Case/Wall mounts (need to lean #D design and get a printer or get it printed)
If we have any hardware people here can I get a peer review and comment on the design so far
and if you feel like buying me a beer or helping out with the cost of getting this thing done, I accpect PayPal Donation or technical help I’m leaning this process as I go.