msi-keyboard

MSI Keyboard LED Controller

MSI Keyboard LED Controller

OS independent* LED Controller for MSI Steelseries laptop keyboards Using Node.js

Packagemsi-keyboard
Description MSI Keyboard LED Controller
Hardware MSI GE, GT Steelseries Keyboard
Node Version >= 0.4

Make sure you have the needed usb lib requirements for your OS.

Generic Linux: libusb-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev

https://github.com/Kwaadpepper/msi-keyboard-CLI

npm install

Linux and *nix systems may require sudo to access the hid device interface.

*Not tested on all platforms. Platform tests appreciated

// require the LED module 
var keyboard = require('msi-keyboard');
 
// Set left region to high intensity, color red 
keyboard.color('left', {
    color: 'red',
intensity: 'high'
});
 
// Set middle region to green default high intensity 
keyboard.color('middle', 'green');
 
 
// Set right region to blue with light intensity 
keyboard.color('right', {
color: 'blue',
intensity: 'light',
});
 
 
// Hardware modes 
// Setting .color() will Not affect the hardware defined colors for modes 
 
// Set Hardware mode to breath 
keyboard.mode('breathe', 'green');
 
 
// Blinking 
// Set the keyboard.color() Before calling .blink() 
// Refer to examples/blinkMulti.js 
 
// Blink all the keyboard LEDs to 750ms 
keyboard.blink(750);
 
 
// Blink Only left and right regions at 750ms 
keyboard.blink(['left','right'], 750);
 
 
// Use the default blink, time: 1000ms 
keyboard.blink();
 
 
// Stop the blink after 5000ms 
setTimeout(keyboard.stopBlink, 5000);
 

keyboard.colors(String region, String Color);

Colors must be set before using keyboard.blink();

They will not affect hardware-default modes such as Wave and Breathing.

The following colors are defined:

off
red
orange
yellow
green
sky
blue
purple
white

To set a color use keyboard.colors() There are two ways to set the color to a region:

keyboard.color('middle', 'green');
keyboard.color('middle', {color:'green', intensity:'high'});

keyboard.colors(String region, {String color, String intensity});

The color intensity to white can be set via keyboard.colors();

The following intensities are used:

light
low
med
high

To set it:

keyboard.color('right', {
    color: 'blue',
intensity: 'med',  // light, low, med, high 
});

keyboard.mode(String mode, String primaryColor, String secondaryColor); keyboard.mode(String mode, Object left, Object middle, Object right, Integer cyclePeriod);

MSI Steelseries keyboards have built modes.

Breathe and Wave modes support fading between colors, which can be set when calling the keyboard.mode() method.

Passing in only one color argument defaults the secondaryColor to 'off':

keyboard.mode(String mode, String primaryColor);

You can also set each region's color individually:

keyboard.mode(String mode, String leftPrimary, String middlePrimary, String rightPrimary, Integer cyclePeriod);

keyboard.mode(String mode, Object left, Object middle, Object right, Integer cyclePeriod);

Region objects are defined as such:

right: {
  primary: {
    color: 'red',
    intensity: 'high'
  },
  secondary: {
    color: 'blue',
    intensity: 'high'
  }
}

Which is equivalent to:

right: {
  color: 'red',
  intensity: 'high',
  secondary: {
    color: 'blue',
    intensity: 'high'
  }
}

You can also define just the primary and secondary colors, leaving the intensities to their default (high):

right: {
  primary: 'red',
  secondary: 'blue'
}

If you specify the color and intensity directly in the Region object, you can set just one of the secondary fields and the other will take the default from the primary (secondary color will be red with light intensity):

right: {
  color: 'red',
  intensity: 'high',
  secondary: {intensity:'light'}
}

The cyclePeriod defaults to 2 seconds when not passed in.

The modes defined by the hardware are:

Normal
Gaming
Breathe
Demo
Wave

Usage:

 
keyboard.mode('breathe', 'green', 'red', 'yellow'); 
 

keyboard.colors(String region, String color);

There are three regions on the Steelseries keyboard:

Left
Middle
Right

Each can have a color and intensity set.

keyboard.blink(Time milliseconds);

The time is the speed in which the keyboard is to blink.

keyboard.colors(); Must be set before using keyboard.blink();

Usage:

// keyboard.color(...); 
 
 
keyboard.blink(750);

To blink one, or two regions only:

// keyboard.color(...); 
 
 
keyboard.blink(['left','right'], 750);

You can view more examples in the example folder.

(MIT License)

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