We are making great progress in some of our common areas, especially the one upstairs. The big issue with the upstairs, though, is that we don’t have a ton of lighting.
Now we could just add a couple lamps to the space. But what if we could rig it so we could control the lighting, from regular to cyberpunk and everywhere in between?
I propose that we do a couple things:
- First, create a lining of LEDs in the upstairs room. LEDs are super bright, so we don’t have to go overboard. I can draw some lighting plans, I’m thinking on each of the far walls and on the main walkway.
- Second, getting the large of supply of LEDs to work with an Arduino (I can also bring some LED lighting myself if that doesn’t work)
- Third, using wifi communication to program the lights, preferrably through a simple API.
- Also, integrate a client with Spotify / other inputs (Spotify has a ton of data and programming beat marks and keys would be simple)
I’ve already created a (very alpha) version here: GitHub - tmelanson17/theculteejen: Project to rig a household plant with LEDs and sync it to music for mood lighting. Could be used to sync any LED set to music. Although I am currently busy, and can’t spend all day on it, I can take a few minutes out of my day to do planning and minor edits to move the project forward.
Let me know if you have interest, and I can potentially continue this on Discuss / make a Slack channel!