Running Neopixels with an ESP8266 and Blynk


#1

I don’t have any of those fancy pants remote controls for LED light strips so I made one with bynk…it’s a pretty impressive IOT app you can find here: http://www.blynk.cc

I followed this tutorial and got things set up pretty quickly. https://www.instructables.com/id/IOT-ESP-8266-Nodemcu-Controlling-Neopixel-Ws2812-L/

And here is my wifi LED strip remote in action:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3iKm1BN1ctLdPBRA6

Some pluses of the app:

  • control pretty much any IOT board
  • customize your interface by adding sliders/buttons/joysticks/etc
  • share your projects with anyone anywhete via the app and they can control your project from afar (perfect for putting your web-enabled cat feeder online)

Next project: once I have some more free time I’ll hack my roomba and then add it to blynk so I can schedule it from my phone while lying on the sofa eating bon bons.


#2

what kind of bonbons?


#3

Probably strawberry - I’ll take a 1/4 lb from the shop at the corner of Windmill Road and Donaghadee Road.


#4

Here’s the Roomba hack I’m going to setup with Blynk. I have a 540 Roomba which works well but has no built-in scheduling.