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Control your Christmas lights by phone using Arduino and Tropo

Posted on November 26, 2012 by Johnny Diggz

Get into the holiday spirit with this fun hack by Tropo developer Anthony Webb.  This video demonstrates how you can hack your G-35 Holiday Lights by mashing them up with Arduino, Tropo, Nodejs, and a little dash of Ruby code.   It also shows the speed of Tropo’s scripting engine using TCP sockets. This allows for extremely low latency, as opposed to simple web callback methods.

What you’ll need:

Here’s the video:

2 Responses

  1. Alpha Lights says:

    Not easy to setup for most lay people but it’s still a cool effect just for the novelty value. It could also be good to turn Christmas lights on whilst your out of the house to deter burglars.

  2. Mary A. says:

    This is such a cool idea!

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