[rescue] Christmas light controller

Ethan O'Toole ethan at 757tech.net
Sat Nov 26 07:50:13 CST 2005

> Who here was it that was crafting a few AC circuit controllers for use in
> controlling home christmas light displays?  It's been a year or two, but I'm
> pretty sure I was browsing the web page of one of the listers here when I ran
> across it.
> Yeah, caught a viewing of HGTV's "Outta Control Christmas", and also this
> clip:  http://members.cox.net/transam57/lights.wmv ...the seed is now
> planted.
> -E.

There are some details of something we did some years ago at www.757.org
under projects. I could dig up the schematics, it's basically data sheet

Triac, optoisolator, resistor per channel.

Also used a buffer IC. And ran it via FreeBSD and 8255 chips on a
breadboard in an ISA slot.

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