[TriEmbed] looking for - internet appliance - lights on internet detail

Tadd Torborg tadd at mac.com
Sun Nov 11 18:40:44 CST 2018

Hmm.. Very pretty.   Perhaps wishful thinking, but I was looking for something closer to $50 that didn’t require new invention.  
I like what you came up with.  Nice shopping list too. 

Have you ever seen a Sonoff WiFi Switch ?   Amazon has 6 of these for $65.  

Tadd / KA2DEW
tadd at mac.com
Raleigh NC  FM05pv

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> On Nov 11, 2018, at 2:52 PM, Brian Chamberlain <blchamberlain at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Tadd,
> If you’re talking 10 years ago time frame I’m guessing you’re referring to the AmbientOrb. It was a device from an MIT group/project that signaled the state of the weather, stock markets, etc... Here’s an article about that device.
> http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4758931/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/t/new-technology-relies-human-visual-system/ <http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4758931/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/t/new-technology-relies-human-visual-system/>
> There have been many of these types of devices launched as products/kickstarters/DIY projects since then, in various incarnations. I’m sure you can find examples on Hackster.io. Here’s one I built: 
> https://www.hackster.io/breakpointer/ambient-web-connected-color-orb-91b9fd <https://www.hackster.io/breakpointer/ambient-web-connected-color-orb-91b9fd>
> Also, here’s a more complete Rpi based tutorial: 
> https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/cheerlights-orb-a-node-red-tutorial/ <https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/cheerlights-orb-a-node-red-tutorial/>
> The neopixel from Adafruit is great for this type of thing. 
> https://learn.adafruit.com/neopixels-on-raspberry-pi/overview <https://learn.adafruit.com/neopixels-on-raspberry-pi/overview>
> Hope this helps.
> Cheers!
> On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 9:32 AM Tadd Torborg via TriEmbed <triembed at triembed.org <mailto:triembed at triembed.org>> wrote:
> Once upon a time, possibly 10 years ago, I remember a device which looked like a light fixture that sat on a desk.  It lit up in color, after it found some token or cue on the Internet.  You could use it to show a weather alert, or i a certain web page did or did not responded to pings. 
> I never bought one.  Now I need it for a ham radio project. 
> What I want to do is have a Raspberry PI that is doing ham radio stuff (TARPN network communications, in this case) and have a light, possibly a blinking LED, in the living room of my house, that would indicate a message has been received via the ham radio TARPN network.  The Raspberry PI can have a file that is present or missing, or filled with some value or another, and the blinking light needs to use FTP or Telnet via WiFi to the Raspberry PI and query the file.  Alternatively I could have the Raspberry PI issue a telnet message to turn the light on or off.  
> Something like this already exists.  Does anybody know where to get one?  
> Thanks!
>    Tadd
> Tadd / KA2DEW
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