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November 2, 2011 AT 2:22 pm

Video Fireplace

An interactive Video Fireplace using the Propeller Platform USB and ProtoPlus.  Gadget Gangster writes…

 The Video Fireplace connects to your TV, re-creating a warm, inviting fire that you can stoke and add wood to. Features include:

  • Never runs out of wood Runs about 20 hours on 4xAA’s or connect a power adapter to run continuously
  • Your fire, your rules Customize with your favorite holiday music, it can store hundreds of songs
  • Stoke away Stoke and ‘Add Wood’ buttons let you play with fire
  • Perfect for any occasion Video stored on SD card can be changed to suit any other holiday
  • No Cleanup Unlike burning ‘real’ wood, virtual wood burns without any ashes
  • Safe Doesn’t generate any heat or smoke
  • Easy Compatible with any TV that has a composite video (i.e., RCA jack) connection

Assembly guide and software on instructables.  Here’s an extended video of the fire;


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