Running Neopixels with an ESP8266 and Blynk


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:

I followed this tutorial and got things set up pretty quickly.

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.


what kind of bonbons?


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


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.