DIY – Make a computer controlled party light in 90 seconds!

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Today, I was thinking about how I can turn a household bulb into a party light by connecting an embedded computer for my next party in my garage.

We will use a SSR (solid state relay) relays to enable common AC household light…

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19 Responses to DIY – Make a computer controlled party light in 90 seconds!

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  2. Dayne says:

    Where do you buy your SSRs? I’ve been looking into doing this with Christmas lights, but haven’t found out where to get them.

  3. max says:

    You can get the SSR4 boards from,
    I think to get actualy SSRs, you can get them anywhere such as,, etc…etc…

  4. Dayne says:

    Thanks. Awesome work, by the way!

  5. max says:

    oh thanx! πŸ™‚

  6. Alex says:

    Interesting project, definately quick. The cycling compact flourescent will kill the ballast on the bulb pretty fast. A CF is always a good energy saver, but for on off, LED or incandescent would be a better option.

  7. Don H says:

    Futurelec is a good source of medium-quality SSRs. For inductive (usu. motors) loads, put a quencharc across the load. One can make his own SSRs if he needs many. A good place to start would be a perusal of a MOC 3010 optocoupler data sheet and applicaton note. If one chooses to use a high-current incandescent such as a halogen bulb, consider a plastic inrush surge limiter, in series, these don’t have a linear R w/ temp.

  8. Patrick O. says:

    Now add a couple of servo motors to the base, make a few more, add a color shade or two and you’ve got some serious party equipment.

  9. max says:

    oh yeah, that would be nice for my next party~

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  11. Don H says:

    On a safety note, this device should be enclosed in an earthed metal box equiped with a fuse. On the bench, open as it is shown, it should only be used through an isolation transformer.

  12. Johhny McGyver says:

    wow, this is great max, keep it up!

  13. max says:

    thanx mr. gcgyver! πŸ™‚

  14. TP says:

    Incredible. You are ginus!!!
    When can we expect your next project???

  15. max says:

    um pretty soon,
    have you seen my new one,

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  17. girrrrrrr2 says:

    thanks for this i will try it later…

  18. Carl says:

    girrrrrrr2 if you have the Cubloc gear !

    Love to find out who this guy is, love the videos he does.

    I would love to see more of these

  19. Izl says:

    would work better with normal bulbs since they dont have the delay

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