@cheerlights pink plz— Bling the Book (@BlingtheBook) April 4, 2017
Using this Node-red tutorial from Magpi magazine, I was able to get CheerLights up and running on my Pi with relative ease. In the process, I learned a little bit about Node-red, a graphical interface for interacting with smart objects through the web. Of note, I used a 10mm RGB LED with a common cathode, rather than the suggested Ledborg or three separate LEDs.
|This diagram shows the flow used to trigger CheerLights on a Raspberry Pi using Node-Red|
I'm wondering what else might be achieved with Node-red. The interface is not entirely intuitive, but it seems like it could be useful tool for learning how smart objects talk and interact on the internet.