Christmas Lights – With A Mind of Their Own


I just found a video of a really kitchy and pretty funny xmas lighting display – I just wonder what the control systems for these crazy installs are!  Do you think this is DIY, arduino controlled?  Would it not be just wicked to hook a Hog III up to your house?!

The music is pretty cool, give it the two minutes to watch.

Thanks, Responsive Arts!


  1. Jim –

    Most everyone uses purpose-built products (Light-O-Rama, Animated Lighting, or DIY) for this. Coupled with purpose-built software to control the lighting sequences to the music. A lot of folks are incorporating DMX or even running DMX as their primary network protocol to control everything.

    There is lots more info at places like and

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