Xmas message and lights

Building off of the teddy bear and xmas light projects, I added the LED panel and switch to our xmas tree! This way, friends would be able to leave us a holiday message we could view and turn our xmas lights on/off. Perfect addition to the tree!

http://www.thebillplease.net./holidays/2014/

Holiday messages scrolling.

Holiday messages scrolling.

Code used: holidayScrollingText
Wiring:

SURE 24X8
pinCS1 = 9
pinCS2 = 8
pinCS3 = 7
pinWR = 5
pinDATA = 6

RELAY
IN = A0
VCC = +5v
GND = GND

Thoughts for next year:
– Socket based so that light switching can be in real-time
– Better live stream capability (with less delay)
– WiFi (CC3200)
– Resolve accent encoding (eg. Maëlle become Malle)

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