What do you get when you combine three live webcams, more than 20,000 Christmas lights and a bunch of inflatable cartoon characters, all of which you can control from your own computer? The answer: Funding for celiac disease research.
Once again, Alek Komarnitsky has decorated his house and rigged it so that viewers can control the effects from their own computers as a way of raising awareness and soliciting donations for the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Access his live webcams right here, and see for yourself how much fun it is to play with this stuff.
Alek's controllable Christmas lights display has an interesting history (learn more about it here). But the best thing about the display is its ability to educate more people about celiac disease as they're using the remote controls to inflate the giant Santa.
Image © Jane M. Anderson