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An open source WiFi LED strip controller. Use it to control analog and digital LED strips with an app and laptop.
An open source WiFi LED strip controller. Use it to control analog and digital LED strips with an app and laptop.
An open source WiFi LED strip controller. Use it to control analog and digital LED strips with an app and laptop.
27 backers pledged €1,503 to help bring this project to life.

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An open source WiFi LED strip controller. Use it to control analog and digital LED strips with an app and laptop.

EspLight, cheap open source WiFi LED strip controller

€1,503

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The EspLight:

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:

The PCB:

  • 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:


A laser cut case:

  • Made from plywood.
  • Easy to assemble.


The prototype:

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.

pcb
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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.

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    Pledge €20 or more About $24

    Get an EspLight kit, You have to solder it by yourself.

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    Pledge €33 or more About $39

    Get a laser cut case + an EspLight kit, You have to solder it by yourself.

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    Pledge €35 or more About $41

    Get a soldered EspLights without firmware on it.

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    Pledge €35 or more About $41

    Get a soldered EspLight preloaded with the android EspLight server.

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    Pledge €37 or more About $44

    Get two EspLight kits, You have to solder it by yourself.

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    Pledge €48 or more About $56

    Get a laser cut case + a soldered EspLights without firmware on it.

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    Pledge €50 or more About $59

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    Pledge €56 or more About $66

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    Pledge €60 or more About $71

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    Pledge €69 or more About $81

    Get two laser cut cases + two soldered EspLights preloaded with the android EspLight server.

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    Pledge €69 or more About $81

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    Pledge €73 or more About $86

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    Pledge €135 or more About $159

    Get six laser cut cases + six EspLight kits, You have to solder it by yourself.

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