LED strips need to be controlled by WiFi, but they aren´t. So I have designed the EspLight.
I have made a prototype. It´s a working PCB but it need some tweaks. Also, there is no firmware yet.
Because It´s open source, (firmware and hardware) you can write your own software.
I need your pledge to build at least these things:
- Support for 5 and 12V LED strips. Because LED strips are not limited to one voltage and current, A power supply is not included.
- Support for almost all LED strips currently available. For example, but not limited to: WS2811, WS2812, Neopixel, WS2801 and RGB.
- A button to turn the EspLight into Access Point mode, so you can connect your phone or laptop with it and you can set up you local wifi router with a webinterface.
- A programming mode button.
- A reset button.
A Windows/Linux program to easy install/upgrade the EspLight.
An Android app with at the very least:
- Fade color button for a cool fading effect.
- "Rainbow" mode for digital LED strips.
- Dim option.
- Full on.
- A color "wheel", for this I forked this project: http://trevorshp.com/creations/android_led.htm :
A laser cut case:
- Made from plywood.
- Easy to assemble.
To power up the EspLight and LED strip, you´ll connect a power supply from 5 to 12V (depends on your LED strip) to the DC-Jack or screw terminal.
There is a connector on it for a RGB LED strip and a ws2801 LED strip. There is also a RGB screw terminal output on it, if you want to control bigger currents.
Risks and challenges
The shipping date,
I hope I can make September 2015 to complete this project. if I can´t, I will ship it as soon as possible.
- (30 days)