Here’s a cool hack to get you in the December holiday mood! Arduino controlled Christmas lights!
It all started because [Anx2k] had some leftover LED’s from one of his other projects, so he decided to make use of them as permanently mounted Christmas lights. He’s installed them underneath his tiled roof, and run all the wires into his attic where he has an electrical box serving as the main control hub. He uses an Arduino Uno to control them, and a 460W computer power supply to provide the juice. The LED modules themselves are Adafruit RGB pixel strings. There’s actually three of the LED modules per tile — two shining up to illuminate the tile, and one shining out.
He’s set up a ton of different patterns to run, and they are pretty awesome! Check out the video after the break.
While it doesn’t look that weather proof, it’s a nice unobtrusive way of putting up lights!
[Thanks for the tip David!]