Philips LivingColors 1st gen

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Philips LivingColors 1st gen

Post by sebasdomoticz » Friday 22 August 2014 15:21

Experts,
As a noob I would like to connect a Philips LivingColors 1st generation to my RPi running domoticz. Currently I only have 2 hardware devices, the Aeonlabs Z-wave stick and the RFXcom RFXtrx433ext.
On this website http://www.knutsel.org/nl/2009/01/01/li ... generatie/ it is said that the lamp is controlled over the 2,4 Ghz wave. That is probably the reason it is not found in the log file.

Is it possible to connect this lamp to my domoticz. If yes, how?

thnx.

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Re: Philips LivingColors 1st gen

Post by Derik » Friday 22 August 2014 16:20

Is there a Api?
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Re: Philips LivingColors 1st gen

Post by sebasdomoticz » Saturday 23 August 2014 11:02

I have no idea. When a device operates over the 2,4 Ghz channel, can I still use it with domoticz using another antenna?

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Re: Philips LivingColors 1st gen

Post by Derik » Saturday 23 August 2014 14:09

sebasdomoticz wrote:I have no idea. When a device operates over the 2,4 Ghz channel, can I still use it with domoticz using another antenna?
No way... Not that simple....
Look voor the api of this thing...

I do have a Hue set working...
http://www.domoticz.com/forum/viewtopic ... hue#p19317
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Re: Philips LivingColors 1st gen

Post by Thice » Monday 25 August 2014 15:50

It seems someone designed a way to interface the LivingColors 1st gen over USB by using an Arduino and a custom shield:
http://www.knutsel.org/2010/04/11/assem ... no-shield/
http://www.knutsel.org/2010/01/08/hello-world/
http://www.knutsel.org/2012/09/04/livin ... -in-stock/

It looks like this might be the best way to go. But I guess you will need to write your own hookup to Domoticz.

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Re: Philips LivingColors 1st gen

Post by daandamhuis » Tuesday 09 February 2016 13:18

I'm sorry to revive this thread, but did someone manage to get this working? I've bought the shield and added my lamps in the Arduino code and I can control the lights through a serial connection.

Does someone have a Python script that can talk to Arduino through USB Serial Connection of the Raspberry Pi?
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Re: Philips LivingColors 1st gen

Post by mentalTheo » Thursday 14 July 2016 11:32

Daan, did you figure out a way to get it working?

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Re: Philips LivingColors 1st gen

Post by TokTias » Wednesday 07 September 2016 3:02

Hi !
I have posted my solution of controlling a gen 1 LivingColors lamp using MySensors and Domoticz here : https://forum.mysensors.org/topic/4638/ ... ensor-node
I then also found out that there's another solution here : https://forum.mysensors.org/topic/3080/ ... olors-lamp

Enjoy !
/T

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