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I made the scariest pumpkin ever! Nothing gory or disgusting, just something that will scare the kiddies and hopefully score me some candy. How? Well,...
Parts Needed: Aduino ProtoShield Servo Wire Pumpkin - Real, plastic or foam 12Volt battery Car horn - $7 at local car shop or jun...
The foam pumpkins are really easy to carve. It looks like a classic, smiling, jack-o-lantern. The kids will never suspect anything.You can use a real ...
I had an arcade game button lying around, so I used it for the nose. Also, I had an old doorbell button I used to trigger the horn. You can use almost...
Solder some wires to the "nose button" so you can assemble the electronics outside the pumpkin. Attach one wire to the ground of the Arduino and the o...
I added a couple of LEDs to the pumpkin's eyes. First, solder some extra wire to the LEDs so you can reach the Arduino once they are glued in place. A...
Plug the positive (long lead) of one LED into pin 10 and the other into pin 11. Don't forget to add a 220 Ohm resistor in-between. The other lead (-) ...
Now you can glue them to the inside of the pumpkin. I used hot glue and just held them in place until it cooled. Simple!
I had a 12V rechargeable battery that I pulled from a home alarm system. It didn't work for the alarm any more, but it will hold enough of a charge to...
I had this servo from an old remote control car. Now it's going to be used to push the button that blasts the horn. The servo has 3 wires. The red goe...
When the button is pressed, I wanted an additional LED to light up the inside of the pumpkin. You can use any color LED, mine is a 10mm White LED. So...
Upload this code to your Arduino: /* MAKE MagazineArdumpkin or Pumpuino, your call?By Marc de Vinck*/#include "" // REMOVE the "quote" symbols from ...
The Arduino is programmed to pulse the eye LEDs until the victim, I mean trick-or-treater, presses the big red button. At that point the bright white ...
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