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Grundig RGB lamp with ESP8266
Participants Buzz
Skills Electronics, Programming
Status Done
Niche Electronics
Purpose Infrastructure
Tool No
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Grundig RGB lamp with ESP8266

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the plan

  • Disable the shitty mcu inside the lamp (done)
  • Solder wires to the vcc, gnd and pwm pins (nearly done)
  • Connect a ESP8266 to it with nodemcu and some lua sauce
  •  ????
  • Profit!

build log

Right, whatever. I pulled all electronics out, soldered a Wemos D1 mini inside and 10x SK6812RGBW leds and i used my existing art-net code. Done :D

--buZz (talk) 21:34, 1 October 2016 (CEST)

Inspired by madeddie's ESP mission, i dug up this old project and attempted to finish it.

Had it working on breadboard so moved to put it inside the actual lamp. Doing so I seem to have broken ~something. Currently debugging.

--buZz (talk) 19:20, 14 November 2015 (CET)

control mcu pinout

This is the unmarked IC labelled U1 on the silkscreen. , vcc is 4.24-4.3 volts

              |   o         |
 vcc      ----| 1         5 |----  gnd
 red pwm  ----| 2         6 |----  blue pwm
 ?        ----| 3         7 |----  green pwm
 ir rx    ----| 4         8 |----  ?

Funny bit is, the PWM signal is actually inverse. So they output a high signal to turn off the LED, and a low signal to turn on the LED. This can be proven by grounding one of the pwm output pins, which turns on the respective color of LED.


  • Make wifi foolproof, webpage style config and 'robust'
  • Do fancy fades inside the ESP8266 ?
  • Lower voltage a bit (about 0.7V?) to power the ESP8266
  • Pray the pwm output has enough umpf


Grundig RBG Mood Light PCB.jpg

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