Christmas Lantern Synchronized with music

I would like to share the last project I did and it is a Christmas lantern controlled by the microcontroller. This project was made for our Christmas party lantern making contest and successfully we won the very first spot. The main guideline was to build a lantern made from excess materials with minimal costs. The only things we bought here were the 20 light bulbs controlled by the microcontroller and their holders. Everything else then are just found from the excess storage area.

The project was a 5 ft tall lantern composed merely of junk wires, light bulbs and considerable amount of electronic components. The lantern was synchronized with monotone tunes. There were 5 different songs used and every song has different light sequences. The songs were arranged in this order: Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Jingle bells.

Watch the video at the end of this post.

Here’s the final image of the lantern.

Microcontroller controller Lantern

Microcontroller controller Lantern

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