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Video- When The Montreal Canadiens Score, The Home Light Show Begins

from Tracey Lindeman of CBC,

François Maillet doesn't consider himself to be overly into hockey — he says he watches about a quarter of the Montreal Canadiens' regular-season games.

"I'm just a normal guy. Not even a gigantic fan," said Miallet.

But when it comes time for the playoffs, he's admittedly a full-fledged bandwagon jumper.

"Right now, I think like most people, I watch every game," he said.

And now he's got a reason to watch — he's hacked into his Verdun home's smartphone-controlled lighting system to generate a sound and light show every time the Habs score.

When the Habs score, red, white and blue lights flash for about 30 seconds while playing the Habs' old goal song (appropriately titled Le Goal Song by Montreal band L'Oreille Cassée).

It helps that he's a computer scientist who specializes in artificial intelligence and machine learning.



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awould's avatar

This is done easily with IFTT. Pretty cool, but you don’t need to be a computer scientist or programmer anymore.

Posted by awould on 05/03/15 at 05:22 PM ET

awould's avatar

Watching the video again, his is more advanced and probably more “real time” than the over-the-counter stuff. Wouldn’t mind having it at my house, but that stuff costs an arm and a leg for a few fancy lightbulbs!

Posted by awould on 05/03/15 at 05:27 PM ET

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