Instructables
Lets start off by saying that I am a noob to micro controllers like Arduino. After looking through instructables for a while I saw the things that arduino could do. That is when I realized that I had to get one and learn the whole process of programming. So having said that I will now move onto my first instructable build.

UPDATE!!   IF YOU HAVE UPGRADED TO ARDUINO 1.0 THE WAVE LIBRARY WILL NOT WORK!!! I AM CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A FIX TO THIS. IN THE MEAN TIME PLEASE USE THE OLDER VERSION OF ARDUINO SOFTWARE OR IF YOU CAN HELP WITH THE FIX PLEASE POST!! 


I decided to create a singing pumpkin display for Halloween. I got the idea from http://www.instructables.com/id/Singing-PumpkinsParallel-Port-Relay-Box/ I did't have a parallel port but I had an arduino, sound shield and lots of patience. I used the song "This is Halloween" from Nightmare Before Christmas, wrote the code and built a relay board. I will go over how I did this later. Even though it took a lot of work the final result is well worth it! Video is posted in last step.

CAUTION!! CAUTION!! CAUTION!! CAUTION!! CAUTION!! CAUTION!! CAUTION!! CAUTION!! CAUTION!! CAUTION!! CAUTION!!

THIS PROJECT DEALS WITH HIGH VOLTAGE. IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL YOU COULD GET SERIOUSLY INJURED.
IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THAT PORTION OF THE PROJECT, PLEASE GET SOMEONE TO HELP.
 
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rhammond79 months ago
video blocked by Disney ...fun killers.
wirenut1980 (author) 2 years ago
Thank you for the great feedback!
stempile3 years ago
Check out some of the hardware these guys have come up with. A great reference for future projects. The wiki is packed full of ideas for DIY lighting controls: WIKI Link

Also on the forum there is a Halloween sections as well: DoItYourSelfChristmas

Enjoy...
This is great. Got my vote.
This is genius!
Kiteman3 years ago
Love it!