Control your Christmas lights with sms and Arduino Yún
December is finally here and we can start thinking about indoor or outdoor decorations for the holiday. Christmas lights are an excellent way to light up any event and a user on instructables wanted to be able to control the lights remotely with text messages.
Check his 12-step tutorial and take a look at the bill of materials:
- An Arduino Yún – You could use another Arduino with a Wifi Shield though.
- A Protoshield with (or without) a tiny breadboard
- A regular breadboard will work as well, but will be less compact.
If you want to solder more, you can just use a small circuit board instead.
- A 5V relay
- A piezo buzzer
- A battery operated Christmas decoration (It’s not even Thanksgiving, so I’m using a Halloween decoration)
- A Temboo account
- A Twilio account