The Christmas light display I’ve put up at my parents house for the past few years is the kind where the lights flash in sync with the music. Now I could have gone out and purchased an off-the-shelf solution, but that’s just not how I roll. It was way more fun to build this thing myself! So back in fall of 2008, armed with nothing more than a bit of money and a half-complete bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, I set off to build my own animated Christmas lights show.
Maker Faire is once again invading the San Mateo County Event Center May 21-22, and we need your help to run the iFixit Repair Center! Maker Faire is the epitome of the do-it-yourself mentality. There is no larger concentration of geeky hobbyists and enthusiastic inventors than at Maker Faire.