How to make a CheerLights controller with Arduino and ioBridge

CheerLights is an ioBridge Labs project that allows people’s lights all across the world to synchronize, stay linked based on social networking trends. It’s a way to connect physical things with social networking experiences and spread cheer at the same time. We are all connected.

The Arduino is used to generate the PWN signal to control the lights, and an IO-204 bridge allows the Arduino to interface with the Internet. Visit the CheerLights website for details on building your own CheerLights controller.

The project is versatile, and doesn’t to involve a massive Christmas light display. It could be something as simple as having three different colored LEDs on your desk which display a color coordinated with other displays across the world. CheerLights expressed idea behind the project is for your display to be something synchronized with the rest of the world. This synchronicity comes at a price however: the IO-204 Monitor and Control Module used lists for $119.

Looks like a job for the $40 DP Web Platform!

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