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By trandi, Junior Member on 21st January 2012, 01:13 AM
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This post is about a simple idea: take a cheap 3 colours Ikea night lamp, hack it by replacing its original MCU and adding a cheap serial bluetooth device and then write a simple Android app to control the lamp remotely from your phone !

This is just the beginning, imagine the possibilities once the phone has direct control over the colours and their respective intensities. You can make it light up in sync with some music, you can make it change colours depending on some e-mails you receive or your Facebook status, etc. ...

You can find more details as well as the code, on the original blog post (I know I'm not allowed yet to post external links, but it's definitely not spam and I can't really just copy and past all the stuff and code examples from that blog here...):

trandi.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/spoka-night-light-controlled-from-and-android-phone/


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21st January 2012, 03:49 AM |#2  
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sounds cool.
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This post is about a simple idea: take a cheap 3 colours Ikea night lamp, hack it by replacing its original MCU and adding a cheap serial bluetooth device and then write a simple Android app to control the lamp remotely from your phone !

This is just the beginning, imagine the possibilities once the phone has direct control over the colours and their respective intensities. You can make it light up in sync with some music, you can make it change colours depending on some e-mails you receive or your Facebook status, etc. ...

You can find more details as well as the code, on the original blog post (I know I'm not allowed yet to post external links, but it's definitely not spam and I can't really just copy and past all the stuff and code examples from that blog here...):

trandi.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/spoka-night-light-controlled-from-and-android-phone/


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This is genius! Your skills are supreme.
21st January 2012, 09:11 AM |#4  
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ok so I normally don't comment on posts without a reason to often, i just feel it clutters up xda to much BUT I have to say this is 100% pure genius not to mention very original. I love the idea and I'm saving this page to my favs to keep up to date on its progress.
23rd January 2012, 12:06 AM |#5  
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Where we can buy "cheap serial bluetooth device" ?

Thx
23rd January 2012, 05:50 PM |#6  
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Best 1st post ever.
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Best 1st post ever.

You beat me to it. Amazing.

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Where we can buy "cheap serial bluetooth device" ?

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eBay it.
24th January 2012, 08:48 PM |#8  
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Sounds great man, I like the way you think... possibilities !!!
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Thanks for the info i will have to give this a try.
26th January 2012, 06:10 AM |#10  
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Yes great idea

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