Hue for Discord

Hue for Discord is a Discord.js bot that can control your lights from a Discord server. The Hue bot is written in Node.js using two main packages: discord.js and node-hue-api

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  1. Configuration - Hue

Configuration - Hue

Firstly, you’re going to need to IP Address of you Hue Bridge. This can be done multiple ways, but we’ll use the node-hue-api JS package here. Create a new JavaScript file in your Node.js project folder and use the following code:

//Import the Hue API
var hue = require("node-hue-api");
//Discovery Function
var displayBridges = (bridge) => {
 	console.log("Hue Bridges Found: " + JSON.stringify(bridge)); 
//Function Call Using a Promise

You should receive something resembling the following: Hue Bridges Found: [{"id":"001728fffefd1d65","ipaddress":""} Next, to continue further, we’re gonna need a username on the bridge. This is obtained by making a POST request to IP/api with a JSON body containing the following:

{"devicetype":"Hue for Discord"}

Once again, this can be achieved multiple ways, but we’ll be using Node.js again. Here’s the code:

//HTTP Request Library
var request = require("request");
//JSON Data to be passed to the bridge
var requestData = {"devicetype":"Hue for Discord"};

//Create URL (be sure to put your own IP address below
var ip = "Input Your Bridge IP Address Here";
var url = ("http://" + ip + "/api");

  	url: url,
  	method: "POST",
  	json: requestData
}, function(error, response, body) {
  if (!error && response.statusCode == 200) {
  } else {
    console.log("Error: " + error)
    console.log("Status Code: " + response.statusCode)
    console.log("Status Text: " + response.statusText)

Before running the above code, make sure to press the link button on your Bridge, otherwise you’ll be left with an error similar to this:

[ { error: 
     { type: 101,
       address: '',
       description: 'link button not pressed' } } ]

If you did press the link button however, you’ll be greeted with this:

    "success": {
      "username": "508ed817c37c378e20ab523f25c4b"

(sidenote - the username is randomly generated.)