Integrating LiFX with Artemis

Introduction

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator is an awesome game in which several people with several computers sit in a room together and take different roles on the bridge of a starship (Captain, Helm Officer, Weapons Officer, etc). The game runs on Windows. It can interface with DMX lighting using USB DMX controllers based on FTDI USB-serial chips, to do such things as turning the lights on the bridge red in a “red alert” situation.

I don’t have any DMX lights or FTDI chips, but I do have a smart light bulb from LIFX which is controllable over Wi-Fi. I’ve made this light bulb work with Artemis, although it’s a bit of a hack.

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