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:
- GE Color Effects G-35 holiday lights. Available at Amazon or Home Depot
- An Arduino. Make your own or buy a prebuilt Arduino
- Tropo developer account. Free Sign up
- Sample PhoneLights code. Available on Anthony Webb’s Github
Here’s the video: