Linux-Powered Christmas Lights display

Ryan Verner ryan at
Fri Dec 17 00:43:04 CST 2010

On 16/12/2010, at 1:49 , Geoffrey D. Bennett wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 11:00:21PM +0800, Gerald wrote:
>>   Even plays a song, nice :)
> Yes, the lights are choreographed to music.  It takes a few hours per
> minute of music to do the sequencing, which is why we only have 3
> songs finished so far :-).  Hopefully we'll have at least one more
> done by the end of the month!
> For those who missed my talk, I wrote a Perl script which reads a file
> containing stuff like:
>  +2 colour red flash BT,DT,DTS

Considered frequency analysis on the audio and flashing lights that way, or doesn't it look anywhere near as cool?


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