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Description

A Windows and Linux driver in Python for the NZXT Hue+

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hue-plus

Now with custom LED, audio mode on Windows, turning on and off based on time, and a custom mode builder and a developer library, plus bug fixes!

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Build status

A cross-platform driver in Python for the NZXT Hue+. Supports all functionality except FPS, CPU, and GPU lighting.

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Install

Windows

There is always an easy exe installer available here: https://github.com/kusti8/hue-plus/releases/latest

Linux

You must have

python3-dev
and
portaudio19-dev
installed! To install it system wide, simply install using pip:
sudo pip3 install hue_plus
Now it will be available as
hue
or
hue_ui
for the GUI.

Quick Start

Each mode accepts different arguments, so it's easiest to just read the usage. Basic usage is shown below.

Set a fixed color on all channels

sudo hue fixed FFFFFF
where FFFFFF is the color in hex.

or

sudo hue -g 1 fixed FFFFFF
will bring up a color picker to choose a color

Set a specific channel

sudo hue -c 1 fixed FFFFFF
where 1 is channel one and 2 is channel two

Usage

All help and usage can be found by running

hue -h

The default hue.py now includes the color selector, simply set -g to however many colors you want

Limitations

No FPS, CPU temp, or GPU temp, but other than that a perfect replica.

Developers

Hue_plus can easily be integrated into existing software. The entire codebase is separated into simple functions that separate all usage and can be directly called. The script provides a simple argument wrapper around them, but they are easily usable. I highly suggest you read through the main

hue.py
file, specifically
hue.main()
to get acquianted with how to use it. Each function is slightly different.

Quickstart

import serial
import hue_plus

ser = serial.Serial(args.port, 256000) hue_plus.fixed(ser, 0, 0, 'FF0000') # First argument is ser, second is whether to bring up GUI (0=no), third is channel (0=both) and last is the color

Common args

Argument name

Description
ser The serial object, created as shown above
gui How many colors to select in the GUI, 0 is none
channel The channel number to use, 1 or 2, 0 is both
color(s) The color(s) to use. If accepts more than 1 color, then in a list (

['FF0000', '00FF00']
)
speed The speed, from 0 (Slowest) to 4 (Fastest). 2 is normal
size The amount of LEDs to shine, from 0-3, where 0=3, 1=4, 2=5, 3=6
direction Supports going backwards, where backwards=1 and forwards=0. Not supported in marquee or cover_marquee
moving
true
or
false
if alternating looks like it is moving
state For power mode, either
'on'
or
'off'
mode For custom mode, either
'fixed'
,
'breathing'
, or
'wave'

Notes

Hue-plus does not automatically run on startup. This will not be added as a feature, but you should do this manually if you want that. For windows, follow this: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/make-programs-run-on-startup-windows. For Mac/Linux, use cron.

Warning

I (the author) hold no liability for any broken or not working Hue+ by running this script. It is provided as is. It worked for me, but your milage may vary

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