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Dino Segovis has posted his plans for making an Arduino-based New Year Mini Ball Drop LED Timer. You activate it with one minute left in the year and five LEDs inside ping pong balls simulate the dropping ball. At the stroke of midnight, a 2012 sign lights up as the trusty tone library plays Auld Lang Syne. So if you want to recreate the Times Square ball drop this New Year’s Eve without standing in the freezing cold among throngs of inebriated revelers, check out Dino’s latest creation!

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


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