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LED Network Status Board


This project came out of the desire to have more blinking LED’s in my life. You can simply purchase some Neopixel boards, connect them up, toss them on a Pi, and feed that code some info from a sniffer.

Core Components Needed

  1. RaspberryPi 3 with Raspbian
  2. Source Code
  3. Four LED Grids
  4. One Power Supply

    Let’s get it on

  1. Connect/Solder up the panel’s INPUTS/OUTPUTs, and extend the voltage injection. It’s pretty darn simple.
  2. Install Raspbian
  3. Install rpi_ws281x on the RaspberryPi : https://github.com/jgarff/rpi_ws281x
  4. Install any missing Python libs via pip
  5. On the sniffer box, use CPAN to install all the required libs
  6. Change the hostnames/IP, subnet filter range, and ethernet interface to sniff

Start the scripts

sudo python server.py