Ah, the end of the 4th financial quarter β the magical time of increased sales, being at work the entire time the sun is up, and holiday parties. For [Andy] at National Instruments, though, things donβt seem too bad. He built a neat Christmas light suit
to entertain everyone with his brilliant persona.
[Andy] always loves great Christmas light displays (he even blogs
about them), so he figured a wearable light display synchronized with music would be very doable. The build is controlled with LabVIEW to convert .WAV files to power levels and frequency bands. This info is then piped into the Arduino
that controls the lights.
[Andy] actually made two light suits, one for him and one for his friend [Richard]. Both guys have two light-up Christmas staffs to wield light mage powers on their coworkers. The lighsuits are controlled by Arduino/Xbee
setups β one each for each suit and staff. The result is phenomenal, and should really get everyone in the holiday spirit.
Via: Hack a Day, Source: Austin Light Guy