This weekend I finally found some time for some updates and completed the multi endpoint with 4 RGB lights. I was hoping to drive more lights with a single JN5168, but it seems 4 RGB’s is the absolute limit. Since the JN5168 only has 5 PWM outputs, an external PWM controller was required. After having a hard time to with the Adafruit TLC59711 I succeeded with the Adafruit PCA9685. Also, updated the download page and pushed the repo to GitHub 🙂
Here is a short video showing the connection to the Hue and controlling the lights. Sometimes the App doesn’t update the state of the lights as fast as with single lights, I think this is because the JN5168 is pretty busy driving the lights.
The image below shows how all the parts are connected, it’s pretty simple.
Multi endpoint RGB schematic
Some more pictures