So I gathered my first experience with the rasperry-pi. I have been working on the following topics:
- PiVPN – Using the raspi as my personal VPN Server (Based on OpenVPN)
- PiHole – A Network-wide AD-Blocker. Which automatically filters all the crappy AD’s
- OctoPI – The go-to solution for controlling 3D-Printers
- Raspbee/HomeAssistant – My OpenSource Smart Home Integration mainly using Zigbee Components
- MagicMirror2 – An open source Smart Mirror software which I am using for my smart screen
But I wanted to go a step further. So next thing on my list: Microcontrollers, namely Arduino. As a first project I chose a fibre optic lamp. I discovered the project on intructables: https://www.instructables.com/Fiber-Optic-LED-Lamp/ A special thanks to Andrei Erdei the creator. His project was the first inspiration for my version of the lamp. Here some pictures:
The lamp is controlled by a Arduino MiniPro. Color and patterns can be switched using a small button at the bottom of the lamp.
I made some changes compared to the original:
- Octagonal shape
- 40 LED’s instead of 36
- Wallmount instead of a desk version
- LED strips exchangeable by using plug connection
- Optimized power connector
In a next step I will try to integrate an ESP32 microcontroller. This in order to connect the lamp via wifi and control it using my smart home equipment.