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Published on January 30th, 2012 | by Jules Yap

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Spoka light controlled from Android phone





Materials: Spoka night light, Android phone, ATtiny microcontroller, bluetooth board

Description: It’s about a simple idea: take a cheap 3 colours Ikea Spoka night lamp, hack it by replacing its original MCU and adding a cheap serial bluetooth device and then write a simple Android app to control the lamp remotely from your phone!

This is just the beginning, imagine the possibilities once the phone has direct control over the colours and their respective intensities. You can make it light up in sync with some music, you can make it change colours depending on some e-mails you receive or your Facebook status, etc. …

Read more on the Android phone controlled Spoka light!

~ trandi, London

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

3 Responses to Spoka light controlled from Android phone

  1. Joseph says:

    You should also check doing it with Lhings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idK_nxahEW8

    They also have an app for Android that makes remote control very easy.

  2. Ricky says:

    Holy brilliant! I love this idea! Especially the music sync and having it light up when you have a notification! You should start a Kickstarter for this idea. I’d buy one in a heartbeat. I made one of these for my living room and would LOVE to be able to control it with my Android phone: http://www.ikeahackers.net/2011/02/mood-light-panel.html

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great! I wants it.

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