This project was born for a talk at the PiAndMore conference. I just wanted to show the capabilities of an ESP8266. So I built a smart lighting gadget with the ESP and a NEOPixel strip that supported multiple protocols:
It also has a captive portal to setup your WiFi.
So it was possible to switch your light using different ways:
- Embedded responsive web interface (Video)
- Siri / Homekit (Video)
- Smartwatch (Video)
- NodeRed (Video)
- And countless more
The feedback was quite good and I enhanced it everytime I found time. Many people built their own versions. I collected the videos here.
In the meanwhile there is also a good community of people contributiong code and supporting each other.