-1 fake pumpkin
-small RC car (around 1:28 scale), I used a xmod for this project
-small amount of plastic
Step 1: Step 1: Carve the Pumpkin
First you have to carve out the circular top part just like on a real pumpkin. Then if you want to you can carve out designs. I did not carve designs on this pumpkin because it surprises you more when a pumpkin is there and then all of the sudden it starts driving away.
DON'T FORGET TO CUT AT AN ANGLE OTHERWISE THE LID WILL FALL THROUGH
Step 2: Step 2: Adding the RC Car
Cut a rectangle big enough to fit the RC car into, but make sure that the front end and the rear end have a tight fit so that the car will stay in place and be easier to glue. Then cut around the tires so they can move freely (Pic3).
Step 3: Step 3: Glue the Car In
Glue the front and rear ends to the pumpkin and then glue a small piece of plastic over the glue holding the front end in. This serves as reinforcement.
Now your remote control pumpkin is ready to go. You can scare people with it and just have fun with it. It's strange when you see a pumpkin driving around.
Step 4: Video
This is a video of the pumpkin in action.
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