Made in the Makerspace December 2017 Edition

This month we are featuring a Christmas Light Show project by Joel Lindsey.  This project takes a Raspberry Pi and synchronizes LED Christmas lights to music.

Overview:

The project was built using a Raspberry Pi 3 as the brains of the light show.  The Pi controls the lights using a Sain Smart 8 channel mechanical relay board which in turn send power to 8 individually controlled outlets that the light strands are connected to.  It’s running an open source project called Light Show Pi which handles syncing the lights up to the music and it broadcasts the music using an inexpensive FM Transmitter so that people driving by can tune in to the music on their car radio.

If you are interested in coming out to view the light show in person feel free to come out to 109 Stella Ct, Smyrna, TN 37167.  The shows start at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm and run for about 25 minutes each.  Joel would like to remind everyone to please be respectful of his neighbors and don’t block any driveways or play the radio too loud.