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Project description

Control your Sisyphus Kinetic Art Table from Python 3.6 with asyncio!

This initial release is mainly targeting the functionality needed for basic integrations with home automation systems such as Home Assistant:

  • Status queries (playing/paused/current playlist/current/track/brightness/speed)
  • Play controls (play/pause/shuffle/loop/set playlist/set track)
  • Table controls (movement speed, LED brightness)

Usage example

Finding tables on your network

To find the IP addresses of all tables on your local network. This is a very naive search; it assumes your subnet mask is

from sisyphus_control import Table

ip_addrs = await Table.find_table_ips()

Once you know the IP address, connect to the table:

async with await Table.connect(ip_addr) as Table:
  # Do stuff here

Change notifications

Register for state change notifications:


Basic controls

In addition to a bunch of properties for querying the current state of the table, Table has several methods that allow simple control:

await table.set_brightness(1.0)  # Set maximum LED brightness
await table.set_speed(0.5)  # Set half speed
await  # Resume playing (if not already playing)

Working with playlists and tracks

Playlist and Track objects represent playlists and tracks, respectively. The following code will start playing the Default Playlist, beginning at the track named “Hep” (note that neither playlists nor tracks are required to be uniquely named):

default_playlist = table.get_playlists_named("Default Playlist")[0]
hep_track = default_playlist.get_tracks_named("Hep")[0]

Future opportunities

The following features would be reasonable to include; I’ll happily accept pull requests:

  • Playlist editing
  • Upload tracks to table
  • Track thumbnail rendering
  • Table administration (wifi settings, etc.)
  • Interactions with Sisyphus cloud

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