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HUEY Hue Light Control System For Windows
I got the lights as a Christmas gift and quickly found out the the Hue android app is pure crap. So I wrote this tool so that I could use my home server to schedule various bulb settings. I would really like to know what you guys think. I currently have another bit code that is working that uses MS Windows Speech API to control the lights with voice commands, however the MS Speech API gets confused when the TV's on etc. If I can figure out this problem I'll also upload that code here too. Let me know what you guys think!
Also, if anyone knows how to sync the HUE bulbs to music that would be great. I'm not sure if it's possible, because the bulbs can't change that rapidly without crapping on themselves.
You can download my application here (There is an EXTREMELY detailed README.txt file):http://www.pinterest.tc/HUEY/HUEY.zip
I can't fit the full usage text in this post since I guess it's limited so here is the usage:
Registration Usage: hue.exe register [HUE Base Station IP] [your md5 hash of whatever username you want]
hue.exe register 192.168.1.223 5f4dcc3b5aa765d61d8327deb882cf99
Color Query Usage (Must register first!): hue.exe color query [lamp number]
hue.exe color query 1
Light Control Usage (Must register first!): hue.exe [lamps] [action] [duration/transition/brightness/alert number]
Examples (No Spaces allowed in lamp list):
hue.exe 1,2,3 on 50
hue.exe 1,2,3 off 50
hue.exe 1,2,3 dim 125
hue.exe 1,2,3 alert 5
hue.exe 1,2,3 color red
hue.exe 1,2,3 security 5
hue.exe 1,2,3 sunrise true
hue.exe 1,2,3 sunset true
hue.exe 1,2,3 party 5
hue.exe 1,2,3 lounge 5
hue.exe 1,2,3 ambient 5
NOTE: In color mode you can select any color in your party color list.
NOTE: In security mode the lights will randomly turn OFF or ON or DIM for the number of minutes you specify
NOTE: In on/off mode the duration number is the duration of the fade to on/off.
NOTE: In alert mode the duration number is the number of flashes.
NOTE: In dim mode the duration number is the brightnes.
NOTE: In party/lounge/ambient mode the duration number is in minutes.