Hackaday Links: Christmas 2009

It’s a Guitar Hero Christmas

Nope, we’re not adding Christmas songs to the game, but instead making the game part of the decor. [kumbaric] hung strings of lights on his garage door in the shape of this familiar gaming interface. The best thing is, you can actually play the game based on these lights. [Thanks Yuppicide]

Smallest… Snowman… Ever.

You can make one of these if you have an electron microscope and an ion beam on hand. This is the product of some clever folks at the National Physical Laboratory near London. This is a pretty fat snowman, 1/5 of a human hair across. By the way, you should have read the subtitle with the voice of Comic Book Guy (like we do when reading the tolls’ comments). [Thanks Matthias]

A little help please

[Andy] outdid himself with this creative decoration. Hanging a dummy from the gutter and placing a tipped over ladder beside it had some folks alarmed. The police asked him to remove the prop after they almost ran off the road while driving by. This was real enough that somebody actually came to the rescue, climbing to the top of the ladder before discovering the ruse. [Thanks Rob]

Lights that blow your mind

This video is from a 2007 display and features over 45,000 lights running on 176 channels. Individually controlled colors, fading effects, and music synchronization put on a show that will get you kicked out of your gated community. Admittedly this guy runs a business dealing in Christmas lighting displays, but that doesn’t diminish the sheer awesome of what he’s done. [Thanks Patrick]

Have a safe and happy Christmas. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that you get that new Weller you’ve been hoping for.

Comments

  1. Skitchin says:

    Watch out for tolls under the bridge!

    Do not bang your head on the display case pleeease

  2. mick says:

    lol i read it like how comic book guy does

  3. googfan says:

    I am so doing that “fallen ladder” decoration next year. He should’ve left it up. The police have no legal right to tell him to take it down.

  4. Chris says:

    Next year I’m going to do the ladder decoration… if I remember *sigh*.

    The Guitar Hero thing is awesome! Could probably have been made simpler with Frets on Fire or something.

  5. ajb2k3 says:

    The Guitar hero thing has to be the best light setup ever.

  6. LuciusMare says:

    The hanging dummy is a total mind-hack, awesome! :D

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