It’s fun to be able to control your home’s Christmas lights from an iPhone or iPad, but you know what’s even more fun? Controlling your neighbour’s Christmas lights. A Moose Jaw homeowner has allowed his neighbours to do just that: with the help of some electronics, computing voodoo, and the Internet, he has given people driving by his house the ability to control his home’s Christmas lights.
If you happen to pass by Ryan Brazeal’s house in Moose Jaw, don’t forget to take out your iPhone or iPad. You only need to access Brazeal’s website to access the lights.
“We have eight different zones — all individually controllable that the users can play around with,” Brazeal said.
Speaking with CBC, Brazeal reveals that he created the project after a “light bulb” revelation with his six-, eight-, and ten-year-old daughters.
Since the site went public just a couple of days ago, more than 50 people have logged in to control the lights.
Actually, anyone in the world can control the lights with the help of the Internet. And the most fun thing is that you can actually, through a Ustream live stream, see how the lights look like when you turn them on. Merry Christmas!