Emergency Party Button

A nice weekend home automation project: the Emergency Party Button.

The Emergency Party Button turns an ordinary apartment into a full-blown disco, complete with laser, black lights and fog machine. The guts of the whole system is the X10 protocol, that is used to send a signal from the Big Red Button to a transceiver module, which in turn forwards it to computer. The computer then runs a script turning off lights, closing blinds, and turning on black lights, laser, strobe light, fog machine and music.

The whole project sets you back a little over $600, but you can probably get some of the items cheaper (the button, including hardware and X10 transmitter, cost the maker about $170). Unfortunately, the only thing I know about the maker is that his screen name is plasma2002.

Check out the video to see the end result:

(Via Lifehacker)

3 Replies to “Emergency Party Button”

  1. howdy old friend (suppose I better address you in english, sorry, american),

    couldn’t find your e-mail address. while this may seem a rather complex way to contact you, I must say that I am rather proud of coming up with it – providing, of course, that it works (alfa-pakketje and all that). dunno whether you can somehow divine my email address from this, but since I’m told that this is your site, you probably can. if so, why not contact me asap?

    judging from your pictures on the web I can see that life has been kind to you. you must have gained at least a few pounds, while your wife apparently lost a few some time ago. is it a boy or a girl?

    by the way: cool vid

    by the way again: war doesn’t determine who’s right, it determines who’s left.

    felix

  2. howdy old friend (suppose I better address you in english, sorry, american)

    can’t find yer email address whence this attempt to contact you. I am not at all familiar with the workings of the interweb and certainly not with what are apparently called blogs – nieuwlichterij (translate that!) and all that.
    however, since I am told that this automationadventures is yer website, I’m sure that you must be able to somehow divine my email address from this, so send me a note quickly, if you please.

    judging from pictures on the webnet I can see that life has been kind to you – you seem to have gained at least a few pounds, while yer wife apparently lost a few recently. congratulations!

    by the way: cool vid.

    by the way again: war doesn’t determine who’s right, it determines who’s left.

  3. I found your blog via Google while searching for emergency strobe lights and your post regarding Emergency Party Button looks very interesting to me. Just wanted to drop a note to let you know what a great site you have. It is a great resource and a great place to drop by.

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