Cheap Hue/HomeKit LED Controller

As previously mentioned the majority of the lighting in my house is Philips Hue. When it came to adding LEDs I was very much against the idea of spending £70 for two meters of Philips Hue tape. I knew there would be a better solution, one that would let me use generic LED tape. After researching I found the perfect solution, an LED controller that supported Zigbee.

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HomeKit IR Blaster

I’m rather a fan of Home Automation, all the lights in my house are Philips Hue—except for the cooker extractor fan. But controlling lights is only the first step of many to an automated household. The next stage in automation for me was dealing with the eternal dilemma of finding the remote—an IR Blaster.

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DMX Controlled Christmas Tree

I’ve always loved Christmas lights, and always end up watching several videos of Christmas lights synced to music—usually Wizards in Winter. In previous years I’ve used normal Christmas lights and used an Arduino to cycle through the effects. This year I wanted to turn the tree up to eleven. I’ve worked with DMX for projects before, controlling strips of 5050 LED Tape, so controlling addressable LEDs was logically the next step.

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