Because we’re now living in the house I can finally get to work on installing the actual lights I’m going to be using all throughout the house. So, I made a video on how to install lights and connected them to QuinLED!
It’s been a while since the last article and video about the ESP8266 but finally the article and video on how how to program QuinLED and then control it from your PC is here! Continue reading ESP8266 LED Lighting: Programming and controlling QuinLED
It’s been about 1,5 to 2 years since I started the project to create my own wirelessly controlled PWM LED dimmer. Since that time I’ve kept refining the PCB and code and this post will be a sort of revisit and revision history of QuinLED.
In future posts and videos we will be doing a new tutorial on what components you need, how to solder it all together, program the ESP8266 and link it to Domoticz. I also plan to create posts about the LED Power wall I’m going to build to house everything centralized in my house. Continue reading ESP8266 LED Lighting: Revisit and history of QuinLED
I recently did a small addition to my dimmer code which gives you the ability to add the dimmer time to the sent values remotely. This way you can choose to dim quickly or slowly per dim action.
The next part I needed for my Domotica system was a way to have physical switches in my house which would run ‘virtual’ actions. Tonight I programmed the ESP LUA code to test this.
Today I programmed another part of the system I envision for my new house. It’s a bash shell script which checks if either my phone or that of my girlfriend is in range and depending on if it is or not it changes a switch in Domoticz. That way I can automate all the lights turning off when we are not home, and coming back on when we are!
Detecting the presence of the phones
I looked at several ways of doing this, from a simple ping script to a arp-scan, etc.
The last part of the ESP8266 WiFi LED dimmer project is getting it to work inside of my Domotica system of choice: Domoticz. We can do this using LUA scripts, in the end you will have an easy dimmer slider in Domoticz which you can use to control each channel of the ESP8266 WiFi LED dimmer.