I’ve basically finished filling my home with inovelli dimmer switches. I love them, and I love you guys.
I’m looking into getting some LED strip lights for my son’s room (age 5), for an under-bed play area. I would really like him to be able to control the lights, and their effects, independently, without using a phone or similar device with a screen.
I’d like to be able to let him use as much functionality as possible (color, effects, etc).
I’m running hubitat and home assistant. I have a strong z-wave mesh. If the best solution involved putting a raspberry pi in his room, I could do that too. I’m a software developer, and I love to get into the weeds to make something work better. My wife would like something that works without me sinking a ton of time into it.
Does anyone know of a controller that would allow a child to manage these awesome lights? The only idea I’m coming up with at the moment is a cheap IR remote designed for led strip lights, and a networked IR receiver to translate the commands into MQTT messages, which I could set up to control the lights.