With the holiday season fast approaching it might be time to invest in a new set of fairy lights to decorate your home or office. But why settle for boring off-the-shelf lights when you could be using these awesome Arduino Fairy Lights that can interact with both your website or Twitter account.
Using the Arduino coding platform the fairy lights can be customised to suit your needs, providing feedback when anyone visits your website or sends a specific hashtag to your twitter account. Watch the video after the jump to learn more.
The Arduino Fairy Lights project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise £5,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production.
“The fairy lights are built with a string of LEDs, an Arduino and some magic dust. It plugs directly into your USB port, and just goes from there.
If that wasn’t enough they’re also compatible with both Zapier and If This Then That, so you really can connect them to almost anything!
If you want to monitor your Twitter account, you simply authorise with Twitter when you first plug the fairy lights into your computer and then choose the search term to blink on. This Kickstarter will enable us to move from our fully working prototypes to a properly and robustly packaged end product. It will also allow us to provide a simple and reliable software interface for running them for Windows and OSX.”
So if you think Arduino Fairy Lights is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website via the link below to make a pledge from £30 and help the awesome Arduino Fairy Lights become a reality. You might also be interested in building an Arduino wind speed meter which offers an easy way to start tracking the strength of the wind in your area in mph
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