Photon Controlled LED plant light


#1

First, I just wanted to say thank you to all the people here who helped me. Here is a Spigo LED grow garden I bought from Amazon that I modified by putting a Photon inside it to control the leds.
What it does is everyday it goes out on the net and polls a website to get the sunrise / sunset times for each day. From that information it turns on the leds and off based on those times. It’ also has a web page interface in which I can control their brightness levels and manually turn them on and off.

Just wanted to post the vid, to give a thanks to the people who answered my questions on things.
Now If i can only figure out how to get mdns to work, so I don’t need to know its IP address on my local lan, and could instead use a name like plantlight.local in my browser things would be complete :wink:

Here is my youtube vid of the project.


#2

That looks like a very cool project. Good job on the web interface.

This thread looks promising:

I was able to use this library:


#3

thanks! I did try that, but it did not work on the photon.


#4

It is working for me. I have a photon on http://photon.local that is serving HTML using the example in the library. What problem are you having with the library?


#5

Without changing anything it looks to me like you need to use http://core-1.local. Trying that does nothing for me.


#6

I did change the

bool success = mdns.setHostname("core-1");

to

bool success = mdns.setHostname("photon");

#7

I did try that as well, but did not help ;(
FWIW, I am using Particle Dev, and not the online IDE. Don’t know if that would make a difference or not.
It does compile.


#8

I am builiding locally, but it shouldn’t matter.


#9

I am so sorry to tell you that I can not watch this youtube video, so please try it again.


#10

The video works fine for me. I would check your firewall settings. No problems here.


#11

Ok, I will retry it again.


#12

Great project and web interface… Do you have your project on GitHub so that I may be able to browse your code for ideas as I’m looking to Port my code from Arduino controlling my aquarium LEDs. I was able to have timelord library from Arduino ported into the Particle community.


#13

Sorry, I do not.