I’m trying to figure out a way to have my DMX light control software let SmartThings know that I want some SmartThings lighting turned on or off. Is there some way I could get the DMX software (QLC+) to ping my SmartThings hub (since they are on the same network) and have SmartThings respond to that ping? I’ve found code for SmartThings to ping a Raspberry Pi, but I want to go in the other direction, having something else send an HTTP signal to SmartThings.
Barring that, I’ve thought of two ways to hack this to work, but both seem messy. I have an Eliminator brand DMX controller with AC outlets and I thought about plugging something into it that was SmartThings enabled and creating a rule where if it was powered on or off SmartThings would react, but I suspect it would take several seconds for the smart device to power up and be registered by SmartThings, so the latency would be awful.
The other thought was to use the DMX Art-Net to Hue bridge to control a Hue lights and then have a Hue light that, when turned on or off, triggers a SmartThings rule. However, that would mean I’d have to have one Hue fixture that’s whole purpose was to bridge between DMX and SmartThings/Zigbee/Zwave. It seems like there should be a cleaner way to do it, I’m just not sure what it is.
Thanks for any thoughts you might have!