That’s fine, but I meant more for DIY hardware (Arduinos, NodeMCUs, etc…) - that forum category is a bit vague…it’d be nice to have more distinct subcategories (DIY, Lighting, Sensors, etc…) like the other main sections do. I’ve had plenty of those discussions on here to warrant a dedicated sub. But, to keep this on-topic, I’ll start a new post to ask the moderators to do so…
I guess it wasn’t clear why I mentioned we need a more specific forum for these kinds of posts, but that was my point
Happy to oblige I’ve had a busy (but fun!) weekend of tinkering. Here’s one of my projects from this weekend.
I’ve redone my LED strips, adding new effects and cleaning up the code for this holiday season. And, in order to make it more of a permanent install (and increase the WAF), I’ve installed aluminum channels in my windows to hold these:
I also completely rewrote my handler rules and sitemaps to improve the readability and UI design:
And the final effect (for one of the windows):
I also updated the write-up with the new rules/sitemaps, in case others want to repeat this: NodeMCU MQTT LED Strip Controller Build & Config How-To Videos
I also received these from the fab shop:
but I’m still waiting for the touchscreen to arrive before I can put this together.
This is what the finished product should look like:
and for anyone interested, the write-up from its creator is here: - it was designed for HA, but it runs on MQTT, so no reason it shouldn’t work with openHAB…