The show was part of my SMS Magic Mirror with Automatic Candy Dispenser project (Instructable not ready yet, stay tuned).
Step 1: Materials
- Raspberry PI
- USB Wifi dongle
- Adafruit Rapsberry PI prototyping board
- PIR Motion Sensor
- Solid State Relays
- 4 Flood lights
- 4 Flood lights sockets
- 1 Strobe light
- PVC pipe elbow fitting
Step 2: Hardware Setup
For this project I decided to only use 4 of the 8 solid state relays. I connected them directly to the RPI GIO ports and ground. I used the PVC pipe elbow fitting to limit the radius the motion sensor had. This helped to reduce "false positive" triggers since the PIR motion sensor can be quite sensitive.
I used a long cable to let me place the motion sensor close to the ground (the ssr box was placed on the balcony).
Thats basically it. I used the RPI GPIO ports
- 17 strobe light
- 18,21,22 flood lights.
I placed the 3 flood lights on the second floor deck pointing upwards to allow reflection on the walls. The strobe light was placed in the first floor and it was turned on during the whole song duration.
I connected a set of powerful speaker into the RPI mini-jack audio out.