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node-milight-local-proxy

node-milight-local-proxy

Raspberry Pi Light control software for the mi-light/LimitlessLED/EasyBulb systems

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2015 Nathan Byrd. All Rights Reserved.

This file is part of node-milight-local-proxy.

node-milight-local-proxy is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

node-milight-local-proxy is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with node-milight-local-proxy. If not, see gnu.org.

Description

node-milight-local-proxy has been created as a replacement bridge for the mi-light/LimitlessLED/EasyBulb systems. Currently this requires a specific software hack in order to access the bulbs from Raspberry PI, see LimitlessLED WiFi Bridge 4.0 Conversion to Raspberry Pi for more information about how this hardware hack is setup. In the future this module may support additional mechanisms for connecting to the mi-light system, some ideas include acting as a straight proxy to existing bridge or using a hardware device, such as NRF24L01? and arduino to create our own.

Currently this module has the same functionality as the standard bridge.
Future functionality includes:

  • REST API for controlling the lights
  • Responsive web front-end for API
  • Other compatibility APIs?

Building

On the Raspberry Pi, node-milight-local-proxy has been tested with the Raspbian distribution.

To install the module, use the following:

  1. Install a recent node.js - I built from source
  2. Run sudo npm install -g node-milight-local-proxy
  3. Startup using milight-proxy

NOTE I had some trouble with installing on Raspberry PI due to permissions issues with the serialport dependency. If you get an error about serialport, try sudo npm install -g node-milight-local-proxy --unsafe-perm instead.

To setup a development environment, use the following:

  1. Install a recent node.js - I built from source
  2. Clone this repo
  3. install grunt-cli: sudo npm install -g grunt-cli
  4. Run grunt to compile the coffeescript
  5. Execute ./node-milight-local-proxy.js