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Interactive video lesson plan for: Festive Flashing Lights - Computerphile

Activity overview:

How can you make your holiday decorations more interesting? Add computer control! Dr 'Heartbleed' Steve Bagley shows us his setup.

Dr Bagley's code is based on the example here:


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This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

Thanks to Dr Bagley for additional camera work!

Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: http://bit.ly/nottscomputer

Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran's Numberphile. See the full list of Brady's video projects at: http://bit.ly/bradychannels

Tagged under: computers,computerphile,memory,flip flop,christmas tree lights,dr steve bagley,university nottingham,Led,Christmas

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