University of Akron computer technician allows world to display holiday lights on his house

Lights are controlled by a click of the mouse

AKRON, Ohio - One University of Akron employee is lighting up the holidays and giving others the chance to do the same with the click of a mouse. 

University of Akron computer technician, Tom Hammond, set up a light display at his home and is giving people from all around the world the power to change it. Using a microcomputer, a microcontroller and light animation software he found online, users can control the lights.

There are multiple options to try out with Hammond's display including the butterfly, wipe, confetti and snow to name a few. So far this holiday season, Hammond has had people in Colorado, Germany, Australia and China control his lights.

You can find the video feed (and try out the lights yourself) right here. Hammond will have his display running from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, every night until January 7. 

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