The plot is simple: I had 3W RGB Leds from DX and I wanted to do something cool. I knew there was this project: ACRIS and thought I could make a more simple version, with one of the many MSP430 I had laying around. Just for fun. And I did.
The PC App is heavily inspired from the ACRIS project, but is way much simple. It's a Python script that connects to the USB-RS485 adapter, and thats allow multiple interfaces for the user. Currently, only direct input (keyboard) and UDP interfaces have been implemented, but anything is (theoretically) possible…
I have found a daily use for this project: Thunderbird warns me with a green light when I receive an email. A quick keyboard shortcut clears the notification.
Full code, files, pictures can be found on the SVN repository:
svn co http://svn.redox.ws/svn/TLCDrive485