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Automated Home "Club"

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lynxus
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Automated Home "Club"

Post by lynxus » June 6th, 2019, 10:28 am

Hi Guys, Figured id share.

Recently decided I needed to make my kitchen into more of a party zone. As I use FS for other things and had some spare lights, i got to work.

Goal:
Automated lighting, Press of a button all should come online and start working with a mobile app to control them

Issues:
The mobile app doesnt work with this version of FS.
The lights I had were black and wouldnt look good on the wall.
No way to automate it.

Fixes:
Wrote a new web application that can be run from a local server to access the DMX API on FS.
Bought wireless power socket to control lights.
Bought "micro PC" to remain hidden and automatically login on boot, start freestyler and the webserver to control the lights.

Video
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xak6x4_R-KQ[/youtube]

Source code for the webservice:
https://github.com/lynxus/FreeStylerDMXWebUI
Screenshot:
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Build process Photos and Final video:

The lights
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The paint to paint the lights white
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Dismantled light to paint
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Painted lights
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Wiring and stuff
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Mini PC to do the DMX and webserver for the mobile app.
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Re: Automated Home "Club"

Post by djSupport » June 26th, 2019, 9:07 pm

That's wicked!

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Re: Automated Home "Club"

Post by Rod_Horning » June 28th, 2019, 11:02 am

Thank you for sharing

SiGNe
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Re: Automated Home "Club"

Post by SiGNe » August 9th, 2019, 4:35 pm

I like it!
i'm "builing" a home system myself too but i'm using LED Pars.
I'm updating my simple ADJ P56 Led cans for ADJ Mega Hex pars (RGBAWUV) at the moment, those light are super!
Pretty simple but it works and with the PC Dimmer program i can use the lights for Ambilight too :D

I did think of using scanners or moving heads too but I don't need my home to be a club and i don't have much use for moving light in normal use either i think.
What do you use your moving heads for when you're not throwing a party?

lynxus
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Re: Automated Home "Club"

Post by lynxus » August 26th, 2019, 5:44 pm

Howdy, I dont use them at all for anything else other than parties.

I have some led par cans that sit behind plants and stuff also.

But yeah, Its just a "Lets get a party going" if we have a bunch of people over and I just press a single button.

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