Color-Hunting Robot Finds Colors and Controls Christmas Lights #cheerlights #iot
[Jeff Highsmith] has created a color searching robot called, “CheerBot”. This little robot goes around looking for colors and then controls the color of his Christmas lights. And, once an hour, it updates the CheerLights project by sending a Tweet with its latest color.
Here’s a video of the project build and the CheerBot in action:
Each Christmas, I like to participate in Cheerlights, an Internet of Things system for synchronizing the colors of multicolor Christmas tree lighting. To command the trees of the Cheerlights service, all you have to do is send a tweet with “@Cheerlights” and the name of a color. In the past, I built and modified a tiny desktop tree display. This year, I went all out, not only outfitting my big Christmas tree with color-changing lights, but also building a robot to roam the house and hunt for colors.
Here’s what the robot looks like and a system overview:
Jeff provides more details on Make. Be sure to check out this truly original CheerLights project. Awesome work!
Using the #raspi, Graham from xmas4all.co.uk created a bookshelf with accent lighting. The color is tuned into the CheerLights feed and the results are a year-round display of the CheerLights color (colour that is…). The Project is built around a Raspberry Pi, Arduino Uno, 3 HEXFET mosfets and 5 meters of RGB 5050 LED colour ribbon.
Visit xmas4all.co.uk for more information about the project.
CheerLights Christmas Tree Topper #arduino #ethernet
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CheerLights Client for Commodore 64 #C64
I am absolutely loving this implementation of CheerLights. Thanks for bringing back some great memories. The C64 CheerLights logo has filled me with Christmas cheer!