Arduino controlled flamethrowing Jack-O’-Lantern

Randofo published the details on this flamethrowing Jack-O’-Lantern on Instructables. This bad boy is designed for remote control via Squidbee RF modules so you can shoot a one-second burst of flame on command. (As randofo observes, you should be able to substitute any Arduino/XBee combo for the SquidBee.) This definitely qualifies as a Dangerous (Halloween) […]

Arduino sound-responsive Halloween skull

Boris presents this project just in time for Halloween. It’s a simple Halloween skull which employs an Arduino to read the level from sound sensors and controls a servo connected to the skull’s mandible. You can see more project details and get the source code from the Open-Electronics website. Via the contact form.

Instructables version of the Hackable Christmas card

The Instructables version of the Hackable Christmas card & ornament is up. Seeed has copies of the card as a surface mount kit for $12, or assembled for $15. The card is already being manufactured so it can be delivered ASAP. The Seeed stock numbers aren’t accurate, less than 100 are being produced and we’re […]

Prototype: Hackable LED Christmas card & ornament

Holiday cards that blink and beep have always fascinated us. This is our hackable DIY version, made with an ATtiny13A and a few LEDs. Push the button to play a short light show in the tree. We’re sending these to friends and family this year. It’s a handmade, hackable gift, and it was a ton […]

Remote control color changing pumpkin

Halloween is only a few days away. We’re getting into the spirit by building a remote control color changing pumpkin. Channel buttons 0-8 on the remote toggle the colors of the rainbow. Button 9 activates an ‘angry pumpkin’ mode that flashes a scary red strobe for a few seconds. It uses a minimal PIC 18F2550 […]