This is a site that I set up to track some of my advancements in home automation. My current Home Automation setup includes a: Nest Thermostat, TCP Connected Lights, Wemo Light Switch, WeMo Switch, and WeMo Insight.
I started out using PHP as my programming language to communicate with all of these devices but I have since moved towards Node.js because of its ease of setting up socket connections and the large support base that it has with home automation hacks. I plan to share my developments and release an Unofficial TCP Connected API and I am working towards a system similar to Ninja Blocks. My main gripe with Ninja Blocks is that it requires an always on Internet connection to their servers. This limits its long term potential.
I am currently developing on a Windows PC but will move the Node.js application to a BeagleBoard XM and later to a BeagleBoard Black.
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I am the co-founder of WigWag and the lead developer on DeviceJS … see: http://devicejs.org
We found your code for the Greenwave/TCP bulbs to be useful, and wondered if you would be interested in collaborating with us. DeviceJS resolves the issue you have with *always* needing an Internet connection … amongst a lot of other things.
Love you code. Thank you so much for writing it. I hate the official TCP Connected App.
I’m currently working on integrating my lights into my Raspberry Pi based OpenHAB setup, and your code is the key component
I forked your git repo, https://github.com/SingleDadLiving/connectedbytcp , and I’ll be adding my additions to it.
If you like them you are welcome to merge them into your main branch.