Watch the video above for context. In summation though, what we have is basically an arduino that fetches a string from a php file on my server, interprets it, and compares it to a predetermined char array.
In the future, this WILL have a GUI that can be controlled from a website and do the lamp that way from any source inducing mobile (maybe even twitter!).
Source-wise the code isin’t very well commented but the Arduino is here, and the php is here. A word of warning: unless you want me to be able to control a leigon of lamps across the world, I would suggest changing ip addresses / filepaths on the Arduino side.
On another side note all of my sources for stuff I write about on this blog here