Just wanted to say thanks to Ben for making the Pixelblaze (it is super cool!), and share some of the home automation integrations I’ve been working on.
I’ve written a Pixelblaze device handler for the Hubitat Elevation. Hubitat is a Samsung Smartthings compatible (well, 99% code compatible…) home automation hub that does most of its processing locally - it can access cloud based services, but does not require a cloud connection to run your home. It supports a great many devices and has a very active user community.
With this driver, your hub can turn one or more Pixelblazes on & off, change patterns, control brightness, operate the sequencer - the normal set of things you’d want to do. The advantage of using a hub is that you get integration with the rest of your home automations - you can trigger Pixelblaze from motion sensors, sunrise/sunset, cameras, complex rules, or Alexa or Siri if you wish.
Here’s the repository for the driver:
And for info on the Hubitat Elevation: