Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

DIY R-Pi based haunted mansion portrait

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Brandon Etto designed this changing portrait Halloween prop. The hardware consists of a Raspberry Pi (Model B) and a 19″ widescreen LCD Monitor. Construction details and code links can be found on MAKE.

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Propeller Halloween pumpkin project

Monday, October 28th, 2013

This project uses a Parallax Propeller Project board with microSD card attached, PIR sensor, LM386 Audio Amp, IRL520 FET and associated discrete components to make an animated Halloween prop. The PIR inside the pumpkin senses motion and when triggered it plays a WAV file from a microSD Card while flashing...

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Open source Halloween LED projects

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Eric Thompson of Lowvoltagelabs. sends in these two Open Source Hardware projects for Halloween: I thought October might be a good time to share a couple Halloween related circuit boards that I have designed. Both of them were designed using KiCAD and I have released them as open source hardware...

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Arduino programmable light dimmer

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Telford Dorr posted this project in time for Halloween, to flicker your porch lights like a lantern in a strong wind. It's a table driven Arduino based programmable dimmer. Visit Telford's website for source code and project details. Via the contact form.

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Flickering pumpkin LED designed in KiCAD

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Add some LED goodness to this year's Halloween pumpkins. This flickering LED design on a pumpkin shaped PCB was drawn up in KiCAD. Grab the design files from the low voltage labs site. It's a simple schematic with just a switch, resistor, battery holder and 10mm LED. But makes for...

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Remote control color changing pumpkin

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 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....

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