The project we are talking about here is an amazing kind of hacks that enables change in color temperature of your Hue lights in order to match the sunshine in any city that you select. The idea for this hack came to mind of a few Intel employees who were desperate to let in some sunlight in their workspace as their work schedule didn’t allow them to go out of their work cubicle and enjoy the sprawling campus of Intel. They integrated the concept of Flux with EdiSun, a special system that adjusts the overall lighting of one’s home from day to dusk. You can always instruct your system to mirror the local sunlight conditions and help you stay in touch with the real world. The best thing about EdiSun is that it can work on any device that can work in sync with Julia language. The makers also equipped it with a small but highly intelligent Intel Edison.
Figure 1: Intel Edison smart thing
EdiSun takes in account the real-world time as well as the local weather conditions with the help of OpenWeatherMap API. if the weather is overcast on the outer side, the color inside will adjust automatically. If the weather conditions are laced with volcanic “ash”, need not worry, the EdiSun has it covered for you. It was created for the Hackathon of Things during the 2015 Thing Week PDX.
Here in the below given picture you can see three lights that have been set as per the Ithaca, Auckland, and Portland and the small computer that has been doing all the work. It is a very basic model and takes care of the weather conditions. Here’s how it looks like:
Figure 2: Weather-condition
The EdiSun repository uses the Julia Script so you will need a kind of platform that has potential to run Julia. The Intel EdiSon used here is potent enough to run A Smart Things, Julia, as well as Philips light bulbs. You also need to ensure that the Edison and Hub both work over the similar wifi network.
Figure 3: Light bulbs
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