Text “On” for Holiday Cheer

Just in time for the holiday season (some might even say a bit early), there’s a new tutorial up on Instructables that will show you how to turn your standard decorative lighting into an arresting IoT display. With Temboo, an Arduino Yún, and some industrious wiring and soldering, you can build strings of lights that will illuminate and darken in response to your text messages. Try it out for yourself, and send us some footage of what you make in all its blazing glory.

This strategy works with Halloween decorations as well.