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RGB led strip – controlled by a flashed H801 and Openhab

Update with pictures of the full strip in situ..

I’ve a few RGB LED strips around the house.

The one in the living room makes for a pleasant ambiance as it goes all the way around the room and shines upwards to reflect off the ceiling.

The problem with them is that the cheap IR controller that came with them is on the same channel as the TV remote control..


So every time we changed channels or changed the volume on the TV the lights came on, flashed, shifted colour or went all strange.
So in the end we stopped using them, I never gave up hope though and with my new IOT push I decided these were high on the list. Continue reading RGB led strip – controlled by a flashed H801 and Openhab

Deciding on what sensors to create

Going back to the my previous blog post about creating the senses and brains first in my IOT house I decided to do a bit of planning..

I spent a bit of time working through the house, room by room, thinking what could be easily monitored and controlled.

I then put this down in a matrix of sensors that correspond to our five senses, this will make it easier to understand the number of ‘thing’s i needed to get hold of and what is going where and why.

Continue reading Deciding on what sensors to create