My desk area is pretty dark, especially underneath it. I set out to put some lights under my desk, and quickly discovered WS2818 LEDs. Like many tech people, if you ask for the time, we will build you a watch so what I thought would have been a simple project of some LEDs morphed into something much more in home automation. I discovered a great project to start off with in: McLighting already has support for ESP8266, the chip inside the WeMosD1, along with animation features, and a web interface.

My next step is to connect this with Home Automation, and/or NodeRed and try to get voice control, and possibly set it as an alarm in the morning. Lots of options!

Result so far: