July 06, 2012

DIY Traffic Light with Arduino

 As a base for a musical-controlled lighting device and other applications, the people at colvins.ca designed and built their own traffic light head. Although this may have taken some time to build and paint, doing so allows more control over the project and saves the hassle of procuring a genuine set of lights. Their example is quite lifelike:

The lights are also much simpler to control as the creators used LED-based car lamps instead of incandescent globes. The prime reason for building this was to synchronise the lights with music, as the creator had previously done this with a Halloween pumpkin. You can see the results in the following video:

For more information and design details, visit their website here. When moving forward with your own Arduino-embedded projects, consider the Freetronics LeoStick - one of the smallest Arduino-compatibles  on the market with onboard USB, RGB LED and piezo:

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