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Geeks Turns Christmas Light Display Into Video Game


Geeks can come up with some great ideas holiday season rolls around, and this one dude named Ric Turner has created a cool light show that you can actually play. People that happen by his house can use a controller out front and help Santa dodge snowballs. If they win, a special light show goes off to celebrate.

The game is called Snowball Blaster and it is controlled by a PC which operates 128-channels of lights. The logic for the game is powered by a Basic Stamp microcontroller that controls the red arrows and other stuff. Multiple programs control the attract, game play and crash detection portions of the display.

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It even broadcasts audio on an FM frequency so people in cars can listen. This sounds like a really complex light show, but it would be so cool to have this in your driveway. I can imagine the backup of folks in the neighborhood wanting to give this thing a go.

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