Choreographed Christmas lights

We’ve covered a couple of different ways of doing choreographed Christmas lights. The most basic being sound activated ones made from speakers, then the parallax controlled ones. This one uses the parallax microcontroller as well, but [prabbit22m] seems to have put some more effort into the construction and enclosure. The lights are all LED this time around and there are 18 outlets that can be individually controlled in a nice, safe enclosure. The choreography was done well too. The capabilities video is pretty impressive, it looks like he has managed to do some fading in and out. You can see it after the break.


  1. aonomus says:

    The first thought that comes to mind is that he’s lacking free-wheeling diodes for the relays… depending on the size/rating and the mosfet’s rating it may do bad things…

  2. uncivlengr says:

    I’m so sick of that song… you think people could be half original and at least pick a different one.

  3. kyle says:

    @uncivlenger, bah, humbug!

  4. amk says:

    @uncivlengr Don’t you know, Trans-Siberian orchestra’s “Wizards in Winter” is *the* benchmark for Christmas light displays. there is no alternative.

  5. spiderwebby says:

    @amk t’is true!!
    theres also a tecno one on the related videos list which is equally awesome.

  6. vonskippy says:

    I now official hate ANY xmas lights that do anything but light up and stay lite up. No blinking, no moving, no animation, nothing!

  7. ACalcutt says:

    didn’t we see this in December?

  8. Xaraz says:

    Yes, we did see this last December, and December the year before that. Still an amazing piece of work though.

  9. Timmeh says:

    I can only hope I never live next to one of the people who does this

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