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IKEA Nightlight Hacked for Android-based Control

Normally this cute IKEA nightlight simply displays some LED-powered colors. With hacked guts, however, it becomes a remote controlled indicator.

The initial hack simply adds in a Bluetooth-based serial controller, allowing you to change the light from an Android phone (or any Bluetooth enabled device capable of communicating with the module, really). It’s a short step from there to toggling the color based on specific input (as oppose to user desire) such as changing color based on the weather or to indicate new messages in an inbox.

Hit up the link below for more information.

SPOKA Nightlight Controlled From An Android Phone [via Hacked Gadgets]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/3/12

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