Tom's Internet controlled Christmas Lights!

This is a proof-of-concept page that controls DMX/E131 Christmas lights from the Internet. The player is a Raspberry Pi running Falcon Player and the strings are connected to Arduino and Beagle Bone Black microcontrollers. xLights is used to create the animations. The house lights use GE Color Effects and the trees use WS2811 and RGB lights. Want to learn more? Please visit www.itwinkle.org

The lights will be available Thanksgiving Day 2017. During that time, they are available each night from 5:00 p.m. to midnight (EDT). The lights will be running until a week after New Year's, so have fun with them!

Please choose an animation to play, then wait several seconds to see the result in the live video feed below:

Browsers supported for video feed: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and smartphones. Internet Explorer not supported.

If you do not see the video feed below, then too many people are controlling my lights and the camera is overloaded (not enough bandwidth from my Internet provider). Please try again later, or you can watch this recorded video. :)







Like what you see? Please donate to encourage future Christmas Lights improvements!




My lights made the news! Check-out the following newspaper articles, radio spots, and TV stations.

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Questions or comments? Please send a message to: tominohio @ gmail . com.

See the lights in-person! My address is at Tom Hammond, 15439 Valley View Road, Doylestown OH 44230.

Interested in knowing more, give me a call at 330-658-3872.

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