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

Glen Smith mrglenasmith at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 20:26:53 CST 2018


I ordered a 5 pack of the sonoff switches from here:
https://www.itead.cc/sonoff-wifi-wireless-switch.html

For about 6 buck each. I've not had the chance to do anything with them, I
might make Mondays meeting, and I'll try to bring one that you can play
with.

Glen

On Sun, Nov 11, 2018, 9:20 PM Mike Lisanke via TriEmbed <
triembed at triembed.org> wrote:

> Actually, there are many IOT devices that include Internet (wired or
> wireless) and a RGB LED or many ... and many of them are less than $30.
>
> To make you app, all you need is an Internet App which pulls or gets push
> data and changes it's color. Cool Packages cost money But some of the
> Adafruit Playground have LED and Sensors and Internet and programming for
> non-programmers etc.
>
> There are also RGB LED WiFi lightbulb but you'll likely have to add an
> external Internet compute to drive it... I think something like IFTTT can
> drive it but you'll be putting your Intranet at risk dropping a light bulb
> on the Internet :-p
>
> On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 7:48 PM Pete Soper via TriEmbed <
> triembed at triembed.org> wrote:
>
>> Right. You can buy a smaller number for even less. The instructable below
>> shows how to control it with a Raspberry Pi.
>>
>>   https://www.instructables.com/id/Control-Sonoff-From-Raspberry-Pi/
>>
>> But you're still going to need invention, and that's the magic that
>> bridges between what your packet program is doing on the Raspberry Pi and
>> the actions necessary to invoke the program to turn on the Sonoff. You
>> won't find that at Amazon Prime, but if you come to the meeting tomorrow
>> somebody might be able to find out more about how the packet radio code
>> works and suggest an approach.
>>
>> -Pete
>>
>> On 11/11/18 7:40 PM, Tadd Torborg via TriEmbed wrote:
>>
>> 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
>>
>> *“Packet networking over ham radio": **http://tarpn.net/t/packet_radio_networking.html
>> <http://tarpn.net/t/packet_radio_networking.html>*
>> *Local Raleigh ham radio info: **http://torborg.com/a
>> <http://torborg.com/a>*
>>
>> "When you don't know what you're doing, you might as well do it quickly"
>>   - Jase Robertson
>>
>> 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/
>>
>> 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
>>
>> Also, here’s a more complete Rpi based 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
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>> Cheers!
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 9:32 AM Tadd Torborg via TriEmbed <
>> 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
>>> http://tarpn.net
>>> Raleigh NC
>>>
>>>
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