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November 14, 2014 AT 12:00 am

Use a Raspberry Pi to make a Christmas tree light show #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Cute project from Osprey22 on Instructables! Via Hack a day.

This project involves using a Raspberry Pi to drive 8 AC outlets which are connected to Christmas Tree light sets. The AC lights are simple one color strands of lights, but to give a more dynamic range to the light show there is also a 25 programmable RGB LED star. One of the benefits of using the Raspberry Pi instead of an Arduino controller is that I can drive the audio out of the Raspberry Pi to have the lights timed with music (not to mention the benefit having a WiFi connection to work on the software remotely).

See the full tutorial here.

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