One of our unified communications consultants at New Signature, Chris Poplawski, has already made headlines for his interactive Christmas lights display at his home in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Now, this festive employee has leveraged Raspberry Pi technologies to create another holiday lights game display, this time with his Holiday Frights.
Best viewed at night, the Holiday Frights display is equipped with lights, Halloween-themed inflatables, and other animatronic characters to control via the online dashboard. However, unlike the Christmas light display from 2016, has more game functionalities than simply toggling the lights and attraction off and on (which, when done from anywhere in the world is pretty impressive and fun to begin with).
The 2017 Holiday Frights display has a game-like feel with the ability to “battle” other users and unlock certain achievements and uncover “easter eggs” through your participation. When you’ve unlocked an achievement, a pop-up will appear, and you can even be rewarded with free credits to continue playing.
You can take control of the pi-powered fright lights and while you’re on the site, you will also see how many other people are currently online. If you’re not alone, the battle over which lights are turned on or off can commence! In case you’re feeling extra generous, you can donate 10¢ to fix the decorations in a state of your choosing for 60 seconds, while also helping the Poplawskis power their lights.
The Poplawski family uses these attractions as a family activity, as well as a way to have fun and connect with fans across the globe. Even Raspberry Pi recognized this fun and technologically intriguing exhibit on their own blog! You can visit the Poplawski Holiday Lights Facebook page, and, if you would like to help offset the costs, you can also donate to their ongoing development of their lights display.