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BLE service for Magic Light BLE RGB bulbs. Available from Amazon here.

Dependencies

This driver depends on:

Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle.

Installing from PyPI

Note

This library is not available on PyPI yet. Install documentation is included as a standard element. Stay tuned for PyPI availability!

On supported GNU/Linux systems like the Raspberry Pi, you can install the driver locally from PyPI. To install for current user:

pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-ble-magic-light

To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-ble-magic-light

To install in a virtual environment in your current project:

mkdir project-name && cd project-name
python3 -m venv .env
source .env/bin/activate
pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-ble-magic-light

Usage Example

"""This demo connects to a magic light and has it do a color wheel."""
import adafruit_ble
import _bleio

from adafruit_ble.advertising.standard import ProvideServicesAdvertisement
from adafruit_ble_magic_light import MagicLightService

def find_connection():
    for connection in radio.connections:
        if MagicLightService not in connection:
            continue
        return connection, connection[MagicLightService]
    return None, None

# Start advertising before messing with the display so that we can connect immediately.
radio = adafruit_ble.BLERadio()

def wheel(pos):
    # Input a value 0 to 255 to get a color value.
    # The colours are a transition r - g - b - back to r.
    if pos < 0 or pos > 255:
        return (0, 0, 0)
    if pos < 85:
        return (255 - pos * 3, pos * 3, 0)
    if pos < 170:
        pos -= 85
        return (0, 255 - pos * 3, pos * 3)
    pos -= 170
    return (pos * 3, 0, 255 - pos * 3)

active_connection, pixels = find_connection()
current_notification = None
app_icon_file = None
while True:
    if not active_connection:
        print("Scanning for Magic Light")
        for scan in radio.start_scan(ProvideServicesAdvertisement):
            if MagicLightService in scan.services:
                active_connection = radio.connect(scan)
                try:
                    pixels = active_connection[MagicLightService]
                except _bleio.ConnectionError:
                    print("disconnected")
                    continue
                break
        radio.stop_scan()

    i = 0
    while active_connection.connected:
        pixels[0] = wheel(i % 256)
        i += 1

    active_connection = None

Contributing

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Documentation

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