While most of you were trying to figure out what you were going to wear for Halloween last weekend, one person was working on a very different costume. For his house.
YouTube user KJ92508 from Riverside, California, turned his house into the ultimate DIY musical light show for Halloween. It has it all, from thousands of well-timed lights to handcrafted pumpkins and even four singing faces. In addition than blasting out classic Halloween tunes, the house has also adapted the likes of Black Eyed Peas and Darude.
It’s hard to imagine how much programming work went into his creation (which he first showed off in 2008), as he hasn’t given away any of his secrets. All we know is he used Light-O-Rama in places.
According to website Christmas In Shirley, your can create you very own computer-controlled light show relatively easily. To get started, just wire up a FM Transmitter to a computer running the required software. Once done, hook up the computer to the controller boards (including a solid state relay), which is then connected to your pretty lights.
There is no reason why you couldn’t give a house lightshow a go yourself for the fast-approaching Christmas holiday. As well as the How To guide above, there are forums dedicated to setting up lightshows, like Do It Yourself Christmas.
With the festive season coming up, let’s hope KJ92508 sheds more light on how he made his amazing setup for others to follow, or at least more cool light shows.
[via Hack a Day]
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