Vote now for CheerLights at the Postscapes IoT awards - http://postscapes.com/internet-of-things-award/project/cheerlights/
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From NØHIO’S LOGBOOK, Dave created an OSX for Mac computers to display the current @cheerlights color.
Tinkering some more with X-Code and made a simple app for the Mac to display the current @cheerlights color.
Donations to the accounts on the left or on the “about” page of the app itself.
Download the DMG here.
Check out GitHub for some code to connect your USB BlinkStick to CheerLights.
BlinkStick is a USB-controlled smart pixel. It is an easy and fun way to build a notification light for your computer featuring a growing list of API implementations for programming languages and operating systems making it very easy to control.
From Twitter… Our (jointly developed with @DefProc) @cheerlights LED Christmas tree with #3dprinted star, here at @DoESLiverpool
Here’s a photo from the Master Inventor, Andy Stanford-Clark showing us his Freetronics Cube4 for Arduino and a Blink(1) both connected to the CheerLights project. Thanks for joining the largest network of connected lights on the planet! We are all connected…
[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!
2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time -
The CheerLights project gets a plug in Christopher Mims article, “2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time”.
Almost everyone who is actually connecting “things” to the internet remains a hobbyist or hard-core geek—the sort of person whose itch for novelty is satisfied by internet-connected Christmas lights that change color when you tweet at them.
@vwillcox is showing the #CheerLights color by illuminating a Wales Crystal with a #raspi and #ledborg #blue