LightServer – RGB Intelligent Lighting Project – App Control – Works with WS8212B LEDs

Thanks to Glenn for sending in this Neopixel project! Check out more info here.

I have made available binaries and source code for an RGB lighting project called LightServer that I thought some of you would be interested in.

The best way to see what you can do with LightServer is to view the videos on Vimeo here –

No coding experience required to set this up and use.

Technical Details

LightServer uses the Tiva C LaunchPad and the CC3100 Wi-Fi BoosterPack and a custom BoosterPack (Eagle files included – though you could get it to work without if you wanted).

You also use standard WS8212B RGB LEDs like the NeoPixels from AdaFruit or the Flexi-Strip from Seeed Studios or from many other places.

Source Code and Binaries

All details are available on Github to get you started.

Binaries and all other resources (All setup steps included) –…_Resources/wiki
Source Code (All setup steps included) –…ightServer/wiki

The code is written in C and uses TI-RTOS, you will find in the code lots of lighting algorithms and many other features that could be used in your projects. If you do not want to code, then you can just use the binaries.

Controlling LightServer

What makes LightServer special is a number of iOS apps that are available on the Apple App Store that enable you to control the lights in various ways –…llo/id914825403

LightKit RGB is an all in one lighting control app with many lighting control features
LightDrum is an interactive light and drum app
LightTunes is a dedicated music synchronization app
LightServer Pack includes all of the above

I am selling the apps, and hope people feel this is an Ok thing to do. There are many thousands of hours of work in the apps, in fact they are about 70% of the effort that went into the entire project, and they are likely to make up less than 10% of the cost of a typical setup.

Don’t worry if you do not have an iOS device, you can control the lights via HTML pages that are on LightServer (see attached image), but you do not get many of the cool features which require an App to function.

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