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Keeping my night vision with MQTT and LED's
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I'm planning a total rebuild of my electrical system this winter, and as I am planning for some short hand 24h races next season, one of the things on my list is to change all the lighting onboard to LED. I like the flexibility of LED strips, and as I was tinkering around the house I got an (brilliant) idea for the boat. By using RGBWW strips and a Shelly RGBW controller (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8DQntdtD4E) I can control and dim the lights through MQTT and through a dimmer switch as well. But the best part of it is that I can hook up only the R and the WW (Warm White) channel of the strip, and have two fixed, dimmable channels for each strip. As the Shelly controls RGBW - I can connect a strip on R/W and one on G/B and control two sets of strips per Shelly controller. 
This could allow me to build a complete failsafe system, where there is no way I can turn on white light by accident while sailing after dark for instance. 
Comments? Thoughts/ideas? Anyone who have done anything similar? 
Oh and I AM looking for cool ways to create a dashboard where I can have touch screen buttons to send MQTT commands to control the lights. Any pointers?
//Ranur
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You will be able to set triggers (from a dashboard, GPIO...) and actions to send MQTT data using the openplotter-actions app. It will take some time to adapt it to the new framework of openplotter 2 but the development is almost done.
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Related: https://www.npmjs.com/package/homebridge-signalk


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(10-28-2019, 01:13 PM)Sailoog Wrote: You will be able to set triggers (from a dashboard, GPIO...) and actions to send MQTT data using the openplotter-actions app. It will take some time to adapt it to the new framework of openplotter 2 but the development is almost done.

Sweet! Looking forward to it!! Do you have some sort of teaser picture? Or link? Or both? :-D
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(10-28-2019, 01:21 PM)Ranur Wrote:
(10-28-2019, 01:13 PM)Sailoog Wrote: You will be able to set triggers (from a dashboard, GPIO...) and actions to send MQTT data using the openplotter-actions app. It will take some time to adapt it to the new framework of openplotter 2 but the development is almost done.

Sweet! Looking forward to it!! Do you have some sort of teaser picture? Or link? Or both? :-D

Not yet sorry, now our priority is to release OP2 ASAP, then we will be able to work on these extra tools.
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