To all the Element14 members interested in participating to the Internet of Holiday Lights roadtest, and more generally to anyone who'd like to play with the Arduino Yún for building Internet of Things applications, this video is for you!
It gives you a very brief introduction on how you can turn an RGB LED strip that you can get on Amazon or eBay for ~25USD, into a remotely controlled IoT device using MQTT, the Eclipse IoT free broker, and an Arduino Yún!



The MQTT library for the Arduino is from Eclipse Paho but includes a fix that is not yet merged, so in the meantime you should probably use the library available here.

The code for the Arduino and Web applications is on Github.


Please do not hesitate to comment if you have any questions or if you want to share the ideas you may have to improve this little experiment!