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
[original story: Arduino Blog]