Candle Curtains

Don’t we wish we had some automatic lights during the hurricane? In my new phase of appreciating candles after Sandy, I decided to create curtains that lit up like candlelight automatically when they detected a certain level of darkness. I used some simple Arduino code, a photo resistor and some string LEDs. Here’s a quick video showing the action:

I sowed the LED’s in the shape of a stage curtain on the back of the fabric. I did very simple running stitch embroidery on the front to complete the look of the curtain