[Trilug-ontopic] need to program a series of LED lights

Neil L. Little nllittle at embarqmail.com
Thu Dec 11 13:43:00 EST 2008


Give Make Magazine a try. http://makezine.com
They are always a good source and I seem to remember something about 
christmas lights.

Neil, WA4AZL

Greg Brown wrote:
> Using an embedded Linux box I'd like program a string of tri-state LED 
> lights.  I'd like to synchronize the lights to music (this is for a 
> miniature town a friend is building for God only knows why).
> I have *NO IDEA* how to go forward with this and I further have no 
> idea how the embedded computer would interface with the lights to turn 
> them on/off/colors. 
> Has anybody done anything like this?  What did you do and how did you 
> do it?  Did you look the LEDs up to a serial port and set pin 
> voltages?  What language did you use?  C?  Java? 
> Any pointers would be greatly appreaciated.
> Greg
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