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December 7, 2012 AT 8:00 am

Introducing LightingPi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Check out this awesome new Pi blinky-control project from Scott Gibson of The Great Geekery:

As a companion to my pixelPi software and I’ve started work on an output device which works with OLA (Open Lighting Architecture).  This allows the Raspberry Pi to be use to control; servos; dimmers; relays and pixels (via pixelPi) all controlled over standardized lighting/prop control protocols supported by OLA.  This would essentially be a configurable node which drives hardware and can be controlled with Artnet; E1.31; ESP Net; Pathport; Sandnet; Shownet.

https://github.com/LightingPi/lightingPi

Grab the latest version here: https://github.com/scottjgibson/lightingPi

Features:

  • Control strings of LED pixels with a raspberry Pi
  • Control strings of analog RGB LED strings (up to 16 channels per PWM board)
  • Control Incandessent lighting via SSR boards (work in progress)
  • Control servo position
  • Control of all fixtures provided over all major lighting
  • protocols Artnet / E1.31/ OSC …via OLA

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