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Telecontrol Project: “The John”

Posted on June 28th, 2010

I’ll start with a little bit of background information. Here in New Zealand there is a chap called John Campbell. He hosts a current affairs show, Campbell Live, which is on TV3 each weeknight at 7pm.┬áJohn Campbell is an active Twitterer who likes to get involved with his fellow Tweeters. He is that special, he [...]

Telecontrol Project: FIFA World Cup Twitter LEDs Live Webcam

Posted on June 20th, 2010

Here we have a live web cam of our Twitter LED project, showing the occurrences of keywords related to the FIFA World Cup. More information about the project can be found at this earlier blog post. If the image is too dark to see the project, you can turn a light on. If the camera [...]

Telecontrol Project: FIFA World Cup Twitter LEDs

Posted on June 20th, 2010

Yesterday we filmed a video demonstrating how shift registers can be used, along with the Twitter Feed plugin, to create a real-life interpretation of keyword activity on the Twitter public stream. There is a bot running on the Telecontrol server which is monitoring the Twitter public stream for occurrences of pre-defined keywords in real time. [...]

2010 Update

Posted on June 3rd, 2010

There is nothing worse than a blog that hasn’t been updated for a while. For me, it’s been about 6 months. Time for an update! I’ve been pretty busy this year. Real busy. As some of you will already know, my wife and I had a daughter in January. Trust me, babies take a lot [...]

PacificLights Telecontrol – Behind the Scenes

Posted on December 20th, 2009

Today I put together a short video of how the Telecontrol display works behind the scenes. It’s the first instructional video I’ve ever made, so go easy on me! It’s a very high level explanation. If you’re interested in playing around with the technology of telecontrol (it’s not just limited to Christmas lights of course, [...]

PacificLights on More FM

Posted on December 15th, 2009

Nathan from PacificLights had an interview with Luke and Richard on the More FM drive show. The MP3 of the interview can be downloaded via the following link:

PacificLights 2009 Video

Posted on December 7th, 2009

Here it is! The full PacificLights 2009 show. Enjoy! Recorded as the sun was setting in the west, which shows a little more detail of the house itself.

PacificLights 2009 is underway

Posted on October 28th, 2009

It’s that time of the year again. Time to get all the bits and pieces out from the attic, brush up on sequencing skills, and renew the broadcasting licences. Not much will change in regards to the normal display this year, but at least one new song will be added to the show. One exciting [...]