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Fix downlighting on DoES tower #1168

jackie1050 opened this issue Jul 2, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Jul 2, 2019

The DoES tower downlighting used to respond to tweets to @doestower by changing colour etc.
Somebody should get it to do this again, perhaps using an ESP instead of an Arduino.


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commented Jul 13, 2019

Currently it's got an Arduino Uno with a WiFi shield, and uses the code at

That expects there to be a companion Raspberry Pi, which monitors twitter to respond to mentions of @DoESTower, and set the colours plus can take a photo with camera connected to the Pi and reply to whoever asks for a new colour with a photo showing it updated.

It might make sense to have it respond to the #cheerlights hashtag instead? Then we wouldn't need to have a Pi (that we haven't taken along with the tower to any events for a while now...). There's an MQTT feed for #cheerlights (I don't know how many colours that supports, or if there's a different one that copes with all the CSS colours...)

(If we switched to an ESP8266, then we could add to let us configure new WiFi networks more easily when it's out at events)

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