IoT Xmas tree at FCO airport in Rome, try it!

Posted by openPicus | On: Dec 10 2013

This project is really amazing. Never in our life we could think that even a Christmas tree will be powered by Flyport Wi-Fi!


This is one of the three Xmas trees at Fiumicino Airport in Rome (FCO). There’s a live cam and a website where you can turn on a light and add a wish message. The cool thing is that the most voted message receive a free flight!

Try now on

It’s an incredible example of how the Internet connected objects, or IoT in general, can be used to amaze people, to have fun or to make a huge impact without a huge investment.


There are 2 friends of openPicus behind this project: Oliver Astrologo (Studio Hangloose) and Marcello Ridolfi (Erresoft).
Oliver is the creative guy who made the concept, the webapp and the website (including the Facebook app that manages all your messages). Marcello is the guy who developed the firmware on Flyport that controls over 150 addressable lights and the rack with tons of relay and cables.

So….Merry Xmas in advance! :-)

1 Comment

  1. Judith de Kok says:

    Hi, I’m with the startup company relayr and our focus is IoT. I love seeing things like this! It’s good to see that IoT is expanding and that the possibilities are endless :) Have an amazing 2014 and keep connecting!

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