The Anavi Light Controller is a WiFi (ESP8266) board for controlling a low-cost 12V RGB non-addressable LED strip (not included). It also supports sensors for light, temperature, humidity, and gesture recognition (not included).
The Light Controller is fully compliant with the popular open-source platform Home Assistant. That means that when paired with Amazon Alexa, the device can be turned on and off with voice commands!
The open-source software running on the Light Controller is an Arduino sketch written in the Arduino IDE using ESP8266 core and other popular Arduino libraries. The device communicates using the lightweight messaging protocol, MQTT. An HTML5, single page application is available for quick testing and demos of the Light Controller.
- CPU: Tensilica L106 32-bit processor (ESP8266)
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Input voltage: 12V
- Peripherals: Terminal block for 12V RGB LED strip, UART pins, button, three slots for sensors
- Compatibility: Arduino IDE, Home Assistant, MQTT, and any modern web browser
- Certification: Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) BG000005
- Dimensions: 75 mm x 40 mm
What can you do with it?
You can use the Light Controller for:
- Automating lighting with the open-source software platform Home Assistant
- Controlling lights with voice commands with Amazon Alexa and Home Assistant
- Making unique do-it-yourself decorations for the holidays
- Learning about a project that combines free and open-source software with open-source hardware
Sensor Expansion Options
Out of the box, the Light Controller supports the following I2C modules:
- BH1750 sensor for light
- HTU21D sensor for temperature and humidity
- APDS-9960 sensor for RGB colour and gesture detection
You can also attach any other I2C sensors, but you will have to take care of their software integration.
- 1x Anavi light Controller Board
Sensors/enclosure not included
- User Manual
- Open Source Arduino Sketch for ANAVI Light Controller
- Getting Started with ANAVI Light Controller
- Flashing Custom Firmware on ANAVI Light Controller
- ESP8266 RGB LED Strip Control with ANAVI Light Controller, Arduino, MQTT, and HTML5
Proudly Open Source
The Anavi Light Controller combines open-source hardware with free and open-source software. The printed circuit board was created using the free and open-source application, KiCAD. The acrylic case was designed with OpenSCAD. All devices will be manufactured in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
This is an entirely open source project. All schematics and source code files are available in our GitHub repositories. Combining open-source hardware with free and open-source software provides flexibility and independence while at the same time encouraging knowledge sharing and community building. Anyone is welcome to join the community to study, modify, and improve the project. This board has been certified by the Open Source Hardware Association under UID BG000005.
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