Matt Richardson

Creative Technologist

Hacking Christmas Lights

I’m definitely bookmarking Robert Quattlebaum’s post about how to hack GE Color Effects G-35 Christmas lights. These LED strand lights are individually addressable and are capable of 12-bit color. I could see them being used in a nice mood-shifting ambient lighting scheme in the home, or just a more interactive Christmas tree.

Robert used a logic analyzer to snoop out the protocol and coded an ATTiny13A to take command of the lights. He posted a thorough guide to his findings for us less savvy hackers to start experimenting. [via the Arduino Blog]

posted on December 10, 2010 at 9:31 am