This year my Halloween project is the Automatic Halloween Candy Dispenser®
triggered by TextforTreat®
(powered by Twilio
technologies. Of course it can also be triggered from a Big Red
push button, but where is the fun in that?
When trick-or-treaters show up at my house they can text, call, or tweet a code displayed on an LCD screen to get their Halloween candy. They can also push the Big Red button.
Once the candy request is made a few "special" effects are triggered by X10 modules. A low laying fog machine is activated and lights turn on while the candy shoots down from my front deck on the second floor.
* Update. Now with video!