May 12, 2016 AT 2:27 pm

NEW GUIDE: Building a better “fake TV” light

New guide on Adafruit Learning System: Fake TV Light for Engineers.

A commercial product called FakeTV simulates the changing light cast by a television set, making a home appear occupied at night and a less appealing target to burglars.

Inevitably, fake FakeTV-like projects have appeared on various DIY web sites. I gave a few of these projects a try.

All suffered from extreme…well…fakeness.

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