Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas Tree 2016

I had needed an excuse for a while to by the Raspberry Pi, and I had wanted to do the Christmas light thing for a while so I finally pulled the trigger this year. I purchased a Raspberry Pi 3 and 8 channel solid state relay and some outlets.

The software is open source and is awesome: LightShowPi. The software is so easy to use, right out of the box. Once you get the Pi up and going its cake.

The toughest part of the whole project was wiring up the 8 outlets but even that was pretty simple. Once you get them wired up its just a matter of getting everything hooked up to the Raspberry Pi correctly.

I know I am abstracting a lot of steps here and not really showing a thorough guide here, I will try to post a step by step in the future. Here are some pictures and videos of the finished project.


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