26 December 2014
By John Storms
Inspiration strikes — During the Christmas and Halloween seasons while watching
random videos, you may have come across a crazy looking house with lights blinking
and flashing synchronized to music. If you thought to yourself, "Wow! I would love to
do that to my house," then this article is for you. With a little patience, this seizure-inducing fantasy can be yours, thanks to many off-the-shelf solutions available to
illumination enthusiasts. I must warn you, however, if your neighbors or wife are not
agreeable to flashing lights, hours of programming, and potentially hundreds of
holiday revelers, then this may be your last chance to step away from an obsessive
hobby. At the beginning, ask yourself what your goal is and work towards that. This
will help you budget your time, money, and sanity accordingly.
A straightforward approach
for synchronizing Christmas
lights to music.