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!
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?
Dunno what blew! <..:eek:..> Maybe a breaker let go, maybe the bulbs burned out. Hard to say. Naturally, it's late. These things never happen when you've got lots of time to fix 'em. <..:rolleyes:..> And I forgot to stock spares when I installed the fixtures, so I probably won't be able to find new parts or fluorescent tubes on Christmas Eve.
Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Fuzzy LogicWith Oppan-Style PSY and his Gangnam Style his nearing the 1 BILLION views mark on YouTube, the wonderful remakes of his video get taken to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL with this stunningly AWESOME Christmas lights display that should make residents of Gangnam in South Korea stunningly jealous!