Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


DJO



16 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 242739 12-Nov-2018 11:54
Send private message quote this post

Greetings to all from Christchurch.

 

Just completed a new wooden deck here at home. Looking for an outdoor LED strip, controllable with my echo dot. Phillips has one which definitely ticks all the boxes,  but as expected is quite expensive. Have done a Google search, have not found anything local as yet.

 

Anyone out there, come across anything?

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Davelaughinglaughing 

 

SaveSave


Create new topic
4128 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 551

Trusted

  Reply # 2124032 12-Nov-2018 12:37
Send private message quote this post

Not interested in DIY?

 

 

 





Previously known as psycik

NextPVR: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,
OpenHAB: ODroid C2 eMMC DriveOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


DJO



16 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 2124084 12-Nov-2018 13:07
Send private message quote this post

Hey there,

 

thanks for your reply.

 

By DIY, what exactly do you mean?


 
 
 
 


4128 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 551

Trusted

  Reply # 2124085 12-Nov-2018 13:08
Send private message quote this post

DJO:

 

Hey there,

 

thanks for your reply.

 

By DIY, what exactly do you mean?

 

 

Do it yourself.....ie build your own





Previously known as psycik

NextPVR: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,
OpenHAB: ODroid C2 eMMC DriveOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


1067 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 227

Trusted

  Reply # 2124130 12-Nov-2018 13:31
Send private message quote this post

outdoor LED strip
sonoff wifi controller
alexa
....
profit





helping others at evgenyk.nz


2546 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1238

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2124237 12-Nov-2018 15:49
Send private message quote this post

5V WS2811 strips are cheap as chips off AliExpress. Add in a USB power supply, and an Arduino+WiFi shield or ESP8266. Job's done :)

 

 


DJO



16 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 2124239 12-Nov-2018 16:01
Send private message quote this post

Sounds interesting, I will investigate it.

 

I guess my problem is that if it is too complicated I get lostfrown

 

 still, it is always useful to give things a try, you never know what you may learn!

 

Cheers,

 

Davelaughinglaughing


21612 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4430

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 2131294 21-Nov-2018 20:54
Send private message quote this post

The magichome controllers off aliexpress have ok alexa support. The IFTTT support seems a bit slow to be as useful as I would like but its there.

 

Get some 24v LED strip and a 24v powerbrick and away you go. "Alexa, set patio to red" etc is about the limit, they dont seem to let you choose from the cycling modes etc.

 

There is also one that does the ws2812 LEDs as well, but the one I got was 12v only, and my strips are all 5v so I havent actually seen what the patterns look like etc on it.





Richard rich.ms

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.