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  • Nexlux Wifi LED Light strip

    Anyone seen these strips?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ARVS18RS1K4U1

    Anyone interested in making a plugin for them? Also, is there anything like this already implemented in Homeseer? I like the fact that you can split the roll with these:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...A3UENWQOYWIPH9

    Thanks...

  • #2
    Originally posted by cpearson88 View Post
    Anyone seen these strips?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ARVS18RS1K4U1

    Anyone interested in making a plugin for them? Also, is there anything like this already implemented in Homeseer? I like the fact that you can split the roll with these:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...A3UENWQOYWIPH9

    Thanks...
    The white controller box looks very similar to the Arilux unit (can't say for certain though), you can flash that with the Tasmota firmware and then control it from HS as I do it myself. This is an example short script extract that I use to control a RGB module with the Tasmota FW.

    Code:
    Sub FrontOutdoors(ByVal Parms As Object)
    
        Try
    
           If hs.devicevalueex(2416) = 100 Then
                hs.GetURL("192.168.1.22","/cm?cmnd=Pwm3%201023",TRUE,80)
            Else
                hs.GetURL("192.168.1.22","/cm?cmnd=Pwm3%200",TRUE,80)
            End If
    
        Catch ex As Exception : hs.writelog("FrontOutdoors", "Exception: " & ex.message)
        End Try
    
    End Sub
    My Plugins:

    Pushover 3P | DoorBird 3P | Current Cost 3P | Velleman K8055 3P | LAMetric 3P | Garadget 3P | Hive 3P |
    Yeelight 3P | Nanoleaf 3P

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mrhappy View Post
      The white controller box looks very similar to the Arilux unit (can't say for certain though), you can flash that with the Tasmota firmware and then control it from HS as I do it myself. This is an example short script extract that I use to control a RGB module with the Tasmota FW.

      Code:
      Sub FrontOutdoors(ByVal Parms As Object)
      
          Try
      
             If hs.devicevalueex(2416) = 100 Then
                  hs.GetURL("192.168.1.22","/cm?cmnd=Pwm3%201023",TRUE,80)
              Else
                  hs.GetURL("192.168.1.22","/cm?cmnd=Pwm3%200",TRUE,80)
              End If
      
          Catch ex As Exception : hs.writelog("FrontOutdoors", "Exception: " & ex.message)
          End Try
      
      End Sub

      Not sure how I would flash that device. I don't have that kind of experience. I was hoping a plugin was already written. But worst case I can look at doing it manually. Thanks for the reply...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cpearson88 View Post
        Not sure how I would flash that device. I don't have that kind of experience. I was hoping a plugin was already written. But worst case I can look at doing it manually. Thanks for the reply...
        Devices that use the iTead/eWeLink (which seem to be fairly common) cloud service you struggle to interface with as it is not published (seems to want some sort of secure websockets type connection but details are a bit vague).

        Flashing the device might sound daunting but it really is not that complicated, can be done with minimal expense and is only a couple of wires. I don't think I even soldered pins for this one and instead just held the pins of the programmer on the device with tape. The benefits are then that you are no longer required to deal with any cloud services.
        My Plugins:

        Pushover 3P | DoorBird 3P | Current Cost 3P | Velleman K8055 3P | LAMetric 3P | Garadget 3P | Hive 3P |
        Yeelight 3P | Nanoleaf 3P

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mrhappy View Post
          Devices that use the iTead/eWeLink (which seem to be fairly common) cloud service you struggle to interface with as it is not published (seems to want some sort of secure websockets type connection but details are a bit vague).

          Flashing the device might sound daunting but it really is not that complicated, can be done with minimal expense and is only a couple of wires. I don't think I even soldered pins for this one and instead just held the pins of the programmer on the device with tape. The benefits are then that you are no longer required to deal with any cloud services.

          Any way you could send me an example offline? It would be much appreciated. I would need to know all the equipment I would need, software, etc...

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          • #6
            I know Aeon labs creates a led RGB zwave strip. But you cannot splice it. That makes it almost useless in my eyes.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cpearson88 View Post
              Any way you could send me an example offline? It would be much appreciated. I would need to know all the equipment I would need, software, etc...
              Give me a couple of days and I will try and put something together but basically the idea is here...

              https://github.com/arendst/Sonoff-Ta...rip-controller

              Something like this for the USB-Serial connection

              https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6Pin-USB-...UAAOSw71BXP92B

              Then some wires, male to female dupont connectors are the thing you will need (only need four of them). You then have to secure them to the pins on the side of the ESP unit inside the white box. Seems like there is a couple of different models and the location of the pins does change.

              Burning the firmware seems to be the most painful to me but using the Arduino IDE is likely to be the easier option than PlatformIO. You basically load the firmware and press upload and you are basically done.
              My Plugins:

              Pushover 3P | DoorBird 3P | Current Cost 3P | Velleman K8055 3P | LAMetric 3P | Garadget 3P | Hive 3P |
              Yeelight 3P | Nanoleaf 3P

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mrhappy View Post
                Give me a couple of days and I will try and put something together but basically the idea is here...

                https://github.com/arendst/Sonoff-Ta...rip-controller

                Something like this for the USB-Serial connection

                https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6Pin-USB-...UAAOSw71BXP92B

                Then some wires, male to female dupont connectors are the thing you will need (only need four of them). You then have to secure them to the pins on the side of the ESP unit inside the white box. Seems like there is a couple of different models and the location of the pins does change.

                Burning the firmware seems to be the most painful to me but using the Arduino IDE is likely to be the easier option than PlatformIO. You basically load the firmware and press upload and you are basically done.

                Ok great, always excited to learn something new! And I hope this would help someone else. I have been wanting to put LED lighting around the house that I could control through Homeseer for a while now. Thank you!

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                • #9
                  I have several of these WiFi LED devices and use Drule's IP/Serial Plugin to control them and it works quite nicely. See this https://forums.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=169754 post for info on the Drule plugin.

                  I agree a plugin for these WiFi devices that use the "Magic Home" app would be great and would allow greater control.

                  See these posts for some more info... https://forums.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=188108 and https://forums.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=170515 and https://forums.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=190521
                  Billy Draper

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bdraper View Post
                    I have several of these WiFi LED devices and use Drule's IP/Serial Plugin to control them and it works quite nicely. See this https://forums.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=169754 post for info on the Drule plugin.

                    I agree a plugin for these WiFi devices that use the "Magic Home" app would be great and would allow greater control.

                    See these posts for some more info... https://forums.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=188108 and https://forums.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=170515 and https://forums.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=190521
                    What is the name of the plugin? I can't find it under the management page. What category is it under?

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                    • #11
                      Actually I have no idea... I also asked the question on which plugin. I do not think one exist for these Wifi devices.

                      I am using the Drule IP/Serial plugin right now... it allows you to define the strings to send/receive for a IP device. I can turn the WiFi units on/off change color, etc...
                      Billy Draper

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bdraper View Post
                        Actually I have no idea... I also asked the question on which plugin. I do not think one exist for these Wifi devices.

                        I am using the Drule IP/Serial plugin right now... it allows you to define the strings to send/receive for a IP device. I can turn the WiFi units on/off change color, etc...
                        Where do I find the Drule IP/Serial plugin? I have looked on the homeseer plugin page.

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