A developer has created a custom Windows Phone 8.1 app that he used to control a series of lights remotely on his device via Bluetooth for a wedding reception.
The app creator, Rob Miles, showed off his work in a YouTube video, which he created for a couple that just wanted some colored lights on their reception tablets. Instead, Miles went all out and made a Windows Phone 8.1 app that linked up to the eight lights.
The fixtures, which were made in a 3D printer, each had 16 LEDs inside and were powered by an Arduino processor. All eight fixtures were synced up with a 2.4 GHz wireless link. The custom Windows Phone 8.1 app controlled the lights via a Bluetooth connection. As seen in the video, the app could be used to change the color of each of the lights or all of them at once.
Extra effects such as flickering lights, "sparkle" and more could also be activated via the app. In the end. all but one of the custom light fixtures worked during the entire wedding reception.
Miles has posted up his custom Bluetooth Manager code for both Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 on Codeplex. What do you think about this rather elaborate project that combined several technologies to help a happy couple have a great wedding day?
Source: Rob Miles