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Project Rudolph. Part 2

I have gone live with what I would say is a prototype, beta site: mytree.laserdeathstehr.com.  Here, when the stream is on, you can control the lights of my tree by submitting a MIDI file.  It uses the same setup as described in my post Project Rudolph Part 1, but I've built a web front end, to allow the world wide web control the tree.

Project Rudolph. Part 1

For as long as I can remember, I've always had an unusual interest in musical lightshows.  For those who don't know, I am referring to a light display that flashes lights to music, usually popular around Christmas time.  I remember when I was in university, I told myself every Christmas season that I would build one for the house we were renting, but I never got around to it.

Build Lamp Observations

One of my most recent projects was to build a lava lamp build status indicator (check out: this page for more details on the project...). After doing some initial testing in my own lab, I decided to bring it into office.   The reactions I got were quite interesting.