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:
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.