WiFi controlled LEDs project made by a student? Chances are it’s going to be used at a party at some point. All joking aside, we wanted to let you know about a project on hackster.io that uses the Zerynth App to control LEDs over WiFi.

Federico Guidi, from Rome University, wanted to make a quick demonstration of the Zerynth ecosystem. So he uploaded a project on hackster that teaches people how to program the popular ESP8266 in Python.

Federico made the whole project during his university course on Pervasive Systems 2018 at the Sapienza University of Rome.

What you’ll need

He installed Zerynth Virtual Machine on the NodeMCU v2 (run by ESP8266). As you probably already know, Zerynth Virtual Machine is a multithreaded RTOS, that allows users to embed Python on their 32-bit microcontrollers.

Federico also made a short video that shows you how the project works:

You can see the whole step-by-step tutorial on hackster.io, including project requirements, connecting the NodeMCU v2 with the RGB LEDs on the breadboard, and more.

We recommend that you install Zerynth Studio and the Zerynth App because you will be needing all of them to finish this one or other similar projects:

The Zerynth App

The Zerynth App is quite handy, especially when you have the whole Zerynth ecosystem in mind. Considering that your mobile phone is something that you always have with you, having an app that can easily control Zerynth-powered devices will certainly make your life easier.

You can download it on Google Play and the AppStore and start using it right away. From controlling artsy installation you made to impress your friends, to monitoring connected devices in your home, to prototyping Dashboard for Industrial IoT applications – we believe that the Zerynth App is a great interface for network powered Zerynth objects.

Until next time,
The Zerynth Team