Noel created a wireless version of CheerLights using ioBridge and XBee Radios from Digi. He added random color sequences and schedules using the ioBridge API to turn off his lights during the daytime and back on at night. The results are spectacular from the aptly named Noel!
I’m an avid fan of all things connected to the Internet (aka the internet of things) and love hacking and tinkering away in my free time. This year I decided to join other folks in a social Christmas lights experiment called Cheerlights. The project provided an API powered by the thinkspeak.com platform that allowed users to subscribe to the latest color tweeted.