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"ESP8266 based ANAVI Light Controller can be Programmed with Home Assistant or the Arduino IDE."
ANAVI Light Controller is a certified open source hardware WiFi device for controlling a 12 V RGB LED strip. It also supports sensors for light, temperature, humidity, and gesture recognition.
ANAVI Light Controller is fully compliant with the popular open source platform, Home Assistant. That means that when paired with Amazon Alexa, the device can be turned on and off with voice commands.
ANAVI Light Controller combines open source hardware with free and open source software. The printed circuit board was created using the free and open source application, KiCAD. The acrylic case was designed with OpenSCAD. All devices will be manufactured in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
The open source software running on ANAVI Light Controller is an Arduino sketch written in Arduino IDE using ESP8266 core and other popular Arduino libraries. The device communicates using the lightweight messaging protocol, MQTT. An HTML5, single page application is available for quick testing and demos of ANAVI Light Controller.
ANAVI Light Controller is an entirely open source project. All schematics and source code files are available in our GitHub repositories. Combining open source hardware with free and open source software provides flexibility and independence while at the same time encouraging knowledge sharing and community building. Anyone is welcome to join the community to study, modify, and improve the project.
Getting started with ANAVI Light Controller is easy, no soldering is required. We will provide a comprehensive user’s manual describing the exact steps for using ANAVI Light Controller and flashing your own Arduino sketches through Arduino IDE.
ANAVI Light Controller is fun and easy to use. You don’t need to be a tech whiz to use it. You can assemble it without any tools, and only a screwdriver is needed to connect it to your RGB LED strip. You can use it for:
Out of the box ANAVI Light Controller supports the following I2C modules:
You can also attach any other I2C sensors, but you will have to take care of their software integration.
All kits include an attractive acrylic case that protects the ANAVI Light Controller from dust while still ensuring good airflow and cooling. In addition, the case prevents accidental presses of the reset button on the board.
|ANAVI Light Controller||Starter Kit||Advanced Kit||Developer Kit||Family Kit|
|ANAVI Light Controller||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes (x4)|
|1M 12 V RGB LED strip||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes (x4)|
|USB to Serial Debug Cable||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes (x4)|
|Light Sensor (BH1750)||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Temperature and Humidity Sensor (HTU21D)||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|RGB and Gesture Sensor(APDS-9960)||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|ANAVI Light Controller||ANAVI Light pHAT||Standard LED Controller|
|12 V RGB LED strip||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|IR Remote Control||No||No||Yes|
|Raspberry Pi Compatibility||No||Yes||No|
|Sensors||Yes (plug and play)||Yes (plug and play)||No|
|Home Assistant Integration||Yes||Yes||No|
All kits include a one meter 12 V RGB LED strip with 30 LEDs (size 5050), IP 20, and power consumption of 7.2W.
You need a 12 V power supply with a standard 2.1x5.5 mm DC jack for your light strip. Select a power supply with sufficient output current and power depending on the length and specifications of your RGB LED strip.
ANAVI Light Controller has been tested using 12 V power supplies from SUNNY Computer Technology Europe such as SYS1530-1212-W2E.
Make sure that you are using a 12 V power supply from a trusted supplier. Cheap, untested power supplies can be risky and unreliable.
We were unable to source power supplies with universal plugs for the US/EU/UK at an acceptable price and, further, power needs will vary based on application. Nowadays, 12 V power supplies with a 2.1x5.5 mm DC jack are a commodity item, so you should be able to easily find a suitable unit online or at your local electronics store.
Yes, ANAVI Light Controller is an open source hardware project powered and created with free and open source software. The hardware designs are available at GitHub under CC BY-SA 4.0 license. All schematics, documents, and source code files are available at our GitHub repositories.
Yes, ANAVI Light Controller revision 1.3 has been certified by the Open Source Hardware Association under UID BG000005.
Yes, ANAVI Light Controller is based on the ESP8266.
Yes, using a USB to serial cable, you can flash custom firmware built from your own source code.
Yes, ANAVI Light Controller is compatible with Arduino IDE. You can easily upload your own Arduino sketches to the board.
Buy any of the available perks, get your hands on the ANAVI Light Controller, contribute to our GitHub repositories, and become part of our open source community!
To ensure consistently high quality, ANAVI Light Controller has a green solder mask and a gold surface finish. All printed circuit boards (PCBs) for ANAVI Light Controller will be manufactured and assembled at a local factory in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, EU. The fabrication process includes a procedure called panelization which groups together a number of PCBs on a larger board called a “panel”. After that components will be mounted on each board.
All boards will be carefully manually flashed with open source software, tested, packaged, and shipped according to the schedule for each pledge.
This crowdfunding campaign offers ANAVI Light Controller with free worldwide shipping via the registered airmail service of the Bulgarian Post. All orders will be shipped from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Your pledge will be packaged in an individual cardboard box and padded envelope for extra safety during transport. A tracking number will be provided as soon as the order has been shipped.
ANAVI Light Controller is a certified open source hardware product. We have already manufactured a small-run batch to ensure that everything works correctly. Although this significantly reduces any risks, mass production still depends on factories and suppliers. Availability of parts can also be an issue. In order to provide ANAVI Light Controller at the best price, we are working with reliable suppliers and a trusted local factory.
We have experience successfully delivering projects on time, and even ahead of schedule, from our previous crowdfunding campaign for the ANAVI Infrared pHAT and ANAVI Light pHAT. We are confident that we can again arrange successful mass production on time. However, if any delays occur, backers will be notified promptly through regular updates.
Our crowdfunding campaign has a very modest goal of just $1, but if we raise: