The Disney parks sell Mickey Mouse Ears, Minnie Ears, Hands, etc. that have built in RGB bulbs so that the hats can change colors. They also have an IR receiver so that when Disney is doing light shows the hats change color and turn off and on with the show. Here I go into detail on how to control your "Glow with the Show" Mickey Mouse ears.

Universal Remote:

My first project was getting the hats to work using a hacked universal remote.

How to setup a "RCA Universal Remote" to control the "Glow with the Show" Mickey Mouse ears sold at Disney theme parks via IR.


Controlling the hats via remote control was fun, but I really wanted to work these into my light show. To do that I really need to be able to control them via Light-O-Rama.

Glow With The Show