Adding much needed flashing lights to Galicaster!
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Adding much needed flashing lights to Galicaster!

This plugin allows you to use a BlinkStick to alert people in the room of the current recording status of the Galicaster.

Specifically, we are using BlinkStick Square with the enclosure, though this might work for the other blinkstick hardware too. It might also be a good starting point for other lights.

By default the light will turn yellow when a recording is upcoming (starting in less than a minute), red when recording, and flash red when paused. This can be configured using the settings described below.


Install using sudo pip2 install . in this directory. The official blinkstick python module is required, and should be installed automatically by pip as needed.

You can also install manually by copying galicaster_plugin_blinkstick/ into the Galicaster plugins directory, renaming it as blinkstick and then installing the blinkstick module with sudo pip2 install blinkstick.

Either way, you should add a udev rule to make sure ordinary users can access it using sudo blinkstick --add-udev-rule. or you can manually achieve the same thing with:

echo "SUBSYSTEM==\"usb\", ATTR{idVendor}==\"20a0\", ATTR{idProduct}==\"41e5\", MODE:=\"0666\"" | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/85-blinkstick.rules

Add the following to your conf.ini file:

blinkstick = True

preview_color = #000000
rec_color = #ff0000
pause_color = #ff0000
pause_delay = 1000
upcoming_color = #ffff00
error_color = #ffbf00



Source code is available at