It was bound to happen. When you start connecting things, they may turn on you. CheerioBot can be your follower or rebel against your control. This amazing little bot can tweet it’s own colors when the CheerLights Twitter feed is slow. It’s very interesting to think that this device is essentially in a symbiotic relationship with itself and the rest of the world. As with any “good” bot, CheerioBot can turn against the system and rebel by setting itself to another color than what CheerLights is telling it to. I never imagined this when I created CheerLights, but now I can’t imagine the project without the CheerioBot!
They say that the holidays are a time to gather with others, which usually translates into spending time with friends and family. The folks at ioBridge Labs thought that while friends and family certainly are a big part of the holidays, it would be pretty cool to gather together flocks of strangers by using the Internet to synchronize their Christmas lights.
CheerLights is an ioBridge Labs project that allows people's lights all across the world to synchronize, stay linked based on social networking trends. It's a way to connect physical things with social networking experiences and spread cheer at the same time.