Noisebridge's skylights are boring and dull.
Lets make them shiny shiny!
In all of Noisebridge's skylights, a set of RGB LED strips at the base. Each controlled by a standalone microprocessor connected via ZigBee, with the network as a whole controlled by a RaspberryPI base station.
The system should be as Anti-Fragile as possible:
- If the power goes out, it should come back on and look neat
- Each skylight can act independently of hardware failure of any other skylight
- Multiple base station designs can be used to control simultaneously, as long as can speak a protocol over ZigBee
- Wireless by default, wired if available
- Use of DNS-SD so you don't have to scan the network to find a damn basestation
- Replacing parts is really cheap and easy to do
Some really neat uses:
- Clicking a spot on a map on Infobanana turns the overhead lighting into a magical directional indicator
- When someone buzzes the door, perhaps a certain pattern could be shown
- A UI that lets one configure each cell's RGB for an event
- Automatically turning on/off based on a motion sensor grid in the space
- Skyglighting on Github - Main issue tracker
- Graviton - Internet+RPI network control, interactivity, and discoverability
- gpiotty - RPI+ZigBee connectivity