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

Tadd Torborg tadd at mac.com
Sun Nov 11 21:32:15 CST 2018


I might be able to do that.  I’ll see what Monday brings! Thanks
   Tadd

Tadd Torborg 
tadd at mac.com




> On Nov 11, 2018, at 9:26 PM, Glen Smith via TriEmbed <triembed at triembed.org> wrote:
> 
> I ordered a 5 pack of the sonoff switches from here: https://www.itead.cc/sonoff-wifi-wireless-switch.html <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
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> On Sun, Nov 11, 2018, 9:20 PM Mike Lisanke via TriEmbed <triembed at triembed.org <mailto: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 <mailto: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/ <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 <mailto:tadd at mac.com>
>> Raleigh NC  FM05pv
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>> “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 <mailto: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 <http://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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