How to control your booth's LEDs
The Booth.Events app can control LEDs to make your booth come alive at events. LED control is done via Bluetooth. At the moment the following controllers are supported:
- SP110E Led Hue - you can get these cheap from Amazon.
- Mobibooth Aura and other Mobibooth LED systems - see mobibooth.co
The app will try to connect to any available devices automatically when it starts up for the first 5 minutes - then it'll give up if it hasn't found any, to save power. Restart the app if you've had it open longer than 5 minutes and not connected to your LED controller.
To control your LEDs, open the LED window by pressing the LED button on the app start screen:
In the LED window you'll see any connected devices that are available. The app will connect to as many compatible devices as possible that it can reach, so that you can use multiple LED controllers for different LED strips in different locations around the booth.
Choose the Profile
First, make sure the correct profile is selected that matches your device.
At the top of the table you can see connected devices. The main section of the table, "States", is where you configure how your LEDs appear for each app state (more below).
You can see the signal strength (green callout above) for each connected device. Don't worry if the signal value is low (40% etc), that's fine. The device signal strength is shown so you can distinguish between multiple devices that have the same name.
If you have multiple booths near to each other the app might connect to a device that you don't want it to. First figure out which device is which by using the signal strength - higher is nearer. Then hit the "Disconnect & ignore" button for that device: the app won't connect to it again, unless you hit the "Reset to defaults" button at the top.
Changing colors, brightness, presets
When the app enters a state, such as "Guest home screen" (meaning the app is showing the guest home screen now), it'll send the selected command & options to your LED controller. In the above screenshot you can see that when the app starts, the "Automatic Preset" command will be sent with "preset 1".
To change the command sent, touch it - the yellow callout in the image above.
To change the brightness of the color LEDs, touch the Color Brightness value ('100' in the red callout above).
To change what color the color LEDs are displaying, touch the hex color value to show the color picker ('#d50bff' in the purple callout above).
To change the brightness of the white LEDs, touch the White Brightness value ('0' in the orange callout above). Note that your controller / LEDs might not have white LEDs, so this might not do anything.
To stop the app from doing anything for a particular state, change the command to "None".
Here are the available app states, and when they occur:
|App State||When it happens|
|Actions Screen||When the guest is adding stickers, or entering their email address or phone number after taking photos|
|App start||When the app is first started, or when you exit an event|
|Attract screen showing||When the attract screen is showing on the screen|
|Countdown & photo taking||When the countdown between photos is showing, and when the photo is actually taken. We recommend a bright warm white for this state.|
|Countdown & slow-mo/video/boomerang recording||When the countdown is showing before the slow-mo/video/boomerang recording starts|
|External camera connected||A temporary state shown for 2 seconds when the USB camera is connected|
|Get Ready showing & after taking photo||Before the countdown to taking photos begins (the get ready timer), and, after the photo is taken (ie. when iPad is downloading & processing the photo from the camera)|
|Guest home screen||When the booth is sitting at the beginning screen where the "Photo", "Slow-mo", etc buttons are showing|
|Preview is showing||When the guest has finished taking their photos/video and is previewing the result - before the actions screen shows|
|Recording boomerang||During the recording of the boomerang|
|Recording slow-mo/video||During the recording of the video|
|Server response received||A temporary state shown for 2 seconds when the initial connection to the server is made when you start the app. This helps you figure out that your device is definitely online.|
|Shutter button is pressed||If you have enabled the optional shutter button screen (disabled by default), this state is entered when the guest touches the button.|
|Shutter screen for boomerang||If you have enabled the optional shutter button screen (disabled by default), this state is entered when the guest selects "Boomerang".|
|Shutter screen for photo||If you have enabled the optional shutter button screen (disabled by default), this state is entered when the guest selects "Photos".|
|Shutter screen for slow-mo||If you have enabled the optional shutter button screen (disabled by default), this state is entered when the guest selects "Slow-mo" or "Video".|
|Slow-mo/video recording ended||This state is entered when the recording of a slow-mo/video has ended.|