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Halloween projects and Texas

This week the lab staff is heading off to Austin, Texas, our former stomping grounds and site of the other Maker Faire this year!

As we noted earlier, we’ll be doing a demonstration of how to build an excellent Bat Costume out of an umbrella and a hoodie. However, our primary project there will be our booth: High-Tech Pumpkins, where we will show up to a dozen (fingers crossed) halloween-themed projects, TSA willing. (Thank FSM it’s Austin, not Boston.)

While we get everything together this week, our publishing schedule will be a little wonky. However, halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to dust off a few projects from our halloween archives!

Headless horseman   
How to hack LEDs into Lego minifigures for Halloween (Link)


FSM Costume - 01.jpg   
Make a Flying Spaghetti Monster Costume (Link)


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Crocodile Costume (Link)


Attaching long wires 2   
Easy Itty-Bitty Blinky LED Jack-O’-Lantern (Link)


Dalek Body-- under construction   
A Robotic Dalek Pumpkin (Link)


See also:

Halloween project round-up

Headless horseman

Woo-hoo! We won the grand prize in the MAKE & CRAFT Halloween contest for our set of halloween projects!

    Just in case you missed them, here they are:

Apparently the world was ready for the invasion of Cylon Jack-o-lanterns— They made it onto TV, into magazines, and presumably onto a lot of front porches as well. Lots of people made their own and we’ve rounded up a list of some of the Cylon pumpkins (and umbrella-bat costumes) that we spotted this year. Read on to see where they showed up!
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Building a Robotic Dalek Pumpkin


We Evil Mad Scientists like Halloween. A lot.

You might have already seen our old-school Cylon Jack-o-lantern. Here is another halloween electronics project, hopefully in time for you to make your own: It’s a radio-controlled robotic Dalek that can move around and turn its head. Oh, and did I mention that it’s a pumpkin?
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