I was originally planning on creating a roguelike for my fun Christmas project, but I decided to create an app to control the lights in my house instead. Home Automation, it’s the future! 🙂
The app can turn lights on and off, dim to a percentage value, and update UI values in realtime.
If you plan to do something similar, you’ll need a Fibaro Dimmer Module in each light switch, a (local!) server running Node.js, a Z-Wave controller (mine is an Aeotec Z-Stick), the Open Z-Wave library and Socket.IO.
If enough people are interested I’d be happy to write a tutorial, but I think it’s a pretty niche topic – I’d hate to be writing for an audience of one. Let me know what you think in the comments below or hit me up on Twitter.
I’m very happy to announce my new game, Garden Match: Seasons! It’s a fun, relaxing, garden-themed match 3 game, and it’s coming soon to iOS!
I spent a very long time wracking my brain for witty gardening puns for the title, but, in the end, pragmatism won. I couldn’t keep wracking my brain forever – otherwise it would never get published! Garden Match: Seasons is a match-3 game with gardens in it. It does what it says on the tin. Search discovery is a bit of a problem in the App Store, so I’m hoping that a title that tells you exactly what you’re getting will help.
Here’s a tranquil, autumnal scene for you to enjoy whilst you wait for the game to come out 🙂