Tag Archives: IKEA

IKEA Samtid mood-light BT firmware — simple_serial

This firmware for the ISML + HC-05 Bluetooth module currently implements the same simple interface as the current WiFi-code named ‘browser_control’.

Pairing the ‘HC-05’on linux using the command line (openSUSE 13.2): When first powered on, the HC-05 module will … Continue reading

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ISML + WiFi — ESP8266 finally tamed, but…

Preliminary testing of WiFi control using the ESP8266 module.

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Small project #12 ⅔ — IKEA Samtid mood-light BT firmware

A user of the “new” version of the lamp has undertaken the heroic task of writing the Bluetooth code for controlling it! Here’s a sneak-peak:

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Small project #12 ½ — IKEA Samtid mood-light-upgrade upgrade

Someone, I won’t mention any names here, practically coerced me into upgrading this little project a bit. Now there’s the option to add a bluetooth module (HC-05, JY-MCU “ZS-040”), which supports remote code upload, or a WiFi module (ESP8266-1) using … Continue reading

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Spontaneous LED bulb teardown — IKEA 200lm candle #2

Not too long ago one of these darn IKEA LED lamps (200lm, 4.3W) broke down after very mild usage. Well… it has happened again! When I went into my bathroom one or two hours ago, I thought I was going … Continue reading

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Spontaneous LED bulb teardown — IKEA 200lm candle

It has happened again! After about 2 years of very mild usage (bathroom mirror light), an average on-time of about 5-10 minutes per day, yet another of my many IKEA LED lamps has died. This time it was a 4.3W … Continue reading

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Small project #12 — IKEA Samtid mood-light upgrade

This upgrade is based on the loved-by-everybody WS2812B intelligent RGB LED and works just fine with Adafruit’s NeoPixel library. The concept is – once again – rather simple. Whack a lot of WS2812B RGB LEDs onto a small board, add … Continue reading

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Small project #10 — IKEA Samtid reading-light upgrade

Yet another reincarnation of a PT4115 based LED lamp. This time I chose to add a micro-controller to the mix. No, not an ATtiny13 but an ATtiny45, as it contains a much desired feature for this job: high frequency PWM … Continue reading

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Spontaneous LED bulb teardown — IKEA ledare 400lm

I bought this LED bulb about 21 months ago for €11.99. I liked it!

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IKEA Sunnan – revisited

I’ve had my IKEA Sunnan since summer 2010. I put it into bright sunlight all the time. The only way I can make it light up full-blast is to dismantle it, charge the batteries externally and reassemble it again. What … Continue reading

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I.K.E.A. — Ich Kriege Einen Anfall

Sorry for the German title, but it is a perfect fit. And this very sentence might even be regarded as a pun. Here the German sentence “Ich kriege einen Anfall” is equivalent to “I’m getting a fit of rage”. At … Continue reading

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IKEA SAMTID modification — part 2

Not having the right tools is such a pain. The modification I’m planning to do requires cutting 72 round 35mm holes into the white plastic foil that forms the Ikea SAMTID’s “head”. I tried to do that with a scalpel, … Continue reading

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IKEA SAMTID modification — part 1

I have 3 Ikea Samtid lamps. They’re affordable, useful and the design is timeless. One is in my living room and started to bore me. That has to change. As the lamp can be dismantled very easily it’s begging for … Continue reading

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