Apparently, even domestic Christmas lights are controlled by computers nowadays, and hopefully, as you all know, that means they're hackable. Andrej Kyselica, a Microsoft employee, took some GE-35 Christmas lights, hooked them into a .NET Micro Framework embedded controller, took another developer's work, developed a driver -- and voila!
The 92nd annual White House Christmas tree lighting ceremony is getting a tech twist this year. Over 300,000 people, mostly young girls, participated in Google’s Made with Code campaign to program the way the lights will dance on the 56 official White House Christmas trees during this evening’s lighting ceremony.
I bought a set of Christmas lights. They are powered by 3 AA batteries, for a total of 3.6 volts. I would like to use these in a car by connecting them to a car charger like this one. The adapter uses a microUSB cable and outputs 12 to 14 volts (I think?). Is it possible to somehow remove the battery pack from the lights and connect it to the microUSB cable and add some resistors?
I do have great Christmas lights. my lights have a control box with a button that allow me to select for different settings. I always use the slow fading effect from one color to another. It goes from red to blue to orange to green and repeat. It gives a relaxing ambiance.
I bought it from a Chinese lady who was selling them for 10 euro a piece by entering bars and selling them to customers.
I'm sure that the old groaners will probably remember this but there was a "free screensaver" that was based on the old "maze" of Win 95, 98 XP days :
As far as I can remember it was called something like "City Nights" but the particular one was of a city in which there was "snow" and the buildings alongside the road along which the car was driving had