The CheerLights Project Turns 10 #IoT #MQTT @CheerLights

Hans Scharler is celebrating 10 years of their internet-connected project, CheerLights.

The idea behind CheerLights is that you take a light that can change color and keep all of the lights synchronized with each no matter where they are located. So, if my light turns red, the rest of the interconnected lights also turn red. The mechanism to control the lights around the world is Twitter. A tweet to @CheerLights along with mentioning a color will set the color of the lights. This opens up the control to virtually anyone one around the world.

If you want to build your own CheerLights project or sculpture, we have two projects in our Learning System: a Cheerlights Holiday Wreath with Animations (right in time for the holiday season!) and a simpler ESP8266+NeoPixel CheerLight.

The blog post details the origins of the CheerLights project, a gallery of some (amazing) CheerLights projects over the past ten years, and an opportunity for you to help out with the project!

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