Jen Looper
Published © GPL3+

Bling your Laptop with an Internet-Connected Light Show

Create a web-connected light-strip API controllable from your website, using the Particle.io.

IntermediateFull instructions provided2 hours318
Bling your Laptop with an Internet-Connected Light Show

Things used in this project

Hardware components

NeoPixel strip
NeoPixel strip
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Photon
Particle Photon
get a headerless photon, you don't need the pins
×1
USB-A to Mini-USB Cable
USB-A to Mini-USB Cable
×1

Software apps and online services

Particle.io API

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

Story

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Schematics

Neopixel to Photon Schematic

Connect the wires
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Code

Web code to start a light show

JavaScript
This is the code for your website that starts a light show by passing through a light show mode to your Photon. On a button click, pass through a 'mode' parameter, like 'blue', 'red', or 'rainbow'
import {Injectable} from '@angular/core';
import { Http, Response, Headers } from '@angular/http';
import {LogService} from '../../core/services/log.service';
import {Observable} from 'rxjs/Rx';
import 'rxjs/add/operator/map';


@Injectable()
export class PhotonService {
  private requestURl: string;
  private accessToken: string;

  constructor(
    private logger: LogService,
    private http: Http) {
      logger.debug(`Photon initializing...`);
      //device id
      this.requestURl = 'https://api.particle.io/v1/devices/<post your api key here>/startRave/';
      //access token
      this.accessToken = '<post your access token here>';
  }

public startLightShow(mode: string) {

  let params = 'command=' + mode + '&access_token=' + this.accessToken;

  let headers = new Headers();
  headers.append('Content-Type', 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded');

  this.http.post(this.requestURl, params, {headers: headers})
    .map(res => res.json())
    .subscribe(
      data => params,
      err => this.handleError(err),
      () => console.log('Post Complete')
    );
}

  private handleError(error: Response) {
      return Observable.throw(error);
  }


}

Credits

Jen Looper

Jen Looper

10 projects • 36 followers
Founder: http://t.co/DOXReolRYV, indie web and mobile developer, Developer Relations team member at Telerik. Queen of the Apps!

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