(Yet another) Twitter this controlling Arduino that

Christmas may be over, but we still have a couple of cool holiday related hacks for you. One being [Alpay's] Twitter based interactive Christmas tree ornaments.

We tried to dig up some more information, but it thus far appears a laptop running Processing searches Twitter for specific Christmas related words (like 1337, that’s Christmas-y), sends a buffer to one of three Arduinos which in turn light up a specific ornament. You can check out a live stream here.

For those wanting a bit more information on Arduino and controlling holiday lights, check out [Alpay's] GE health care version of Twitter lights, or our previous post on controlling Christmas trees, or you might even try [Michael's] $10 Walmart light controller.


  1. Dog says:

    A laptop searches twitter and the Arduino lights up the xmas lights. This is kind of like the email one that lights an LED. Such innovation. I know you guys are in need of filler every now and then but your killing us with all the blinking light themes.

  2. Adam Ziegler says:

    Christmas Day might be past… but Christmas season is still going strong: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Days_of_Christmas

  3. Entropia says:

    I can’t understand why people bother to make stupid useless things like this.

  4. therian says:

    usually weed inspire to do something

  5. Rmd6502 says:

    Jakob,I did some of the control circuitry for this, email me for a tour. Sorry some the commenters don’t like it, some of us like lights at Christmas, and Alpay is a true artist.

  6. mike says:

    i can understand using one Arduino to control the lights
    but using 3 Arduino’s?

  7. Alpay Kasal says:

    Here’s an update post on Hackaday with deeper details guys…


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