The elation and frustration of building software and electronics.

Introducing ChrisLights!

I've launched a new YouTube channel called ChrisLights. It's devoted to my love of lights, sound, games and code, and to projects that combine these elements into something unique and fun.

Doom II Gets Lit Up!

For my first video, I wrote a Java application that analyses the ammo count pixels of a running Doom II game. It uses this information to detect when bullets are fired and sends this data wirelessly to an ESP32. The ESP32 controls an LED strip, and sends different effects through the strip to correspond with gunfire from different weapons.

It was a lot of fun to create, and you can check it out below:

You can also follow ChrisLights on Facebook and Twitter!

I have another video coming up shortly that I'm really excited about, so stay tuned!

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