Illuminate ā€“ My entry for the 555 contest

I had these wall hangings at my home, which had a transparent window at the center. I wanted to lit up these hangings with some back-light. I had been closely following the discussion on twitter, between Jeri and Chris and the 555 contest was announced ! I started thinking of a project to work on and then i remembered these wall hangings. I thought, why not make it interactive, instead of just having a static back-light, Iā€™d make the light pulse as someone passes by the staircase. And this is exactly what i did!

UPDATE : I won a door prize for my entry :D. A cute little PIC Development board from