We’re big fans of Voronoi diagrams, and use them in StippleGen so it’s awesome to see them in 3D printed pumpkins this Halloween season. Voronoi Pumpkin #1 shown above is available through Shapeways, along with the equally creatively named Voronoi Pumpkin #2. There’s also a Voronoi Jack-o-Lantern on Ponoko, and more even more Voronoi Pumpkins on Thingiverse.
Pumpkins are being featured today on a special Halloween edition of Maker Camp, and I’ll be there, showing our Snap-O-Lantern project. Tune in at 5 pm (Pacific), today, Thursday, October 10.
Here is what we heard, over and over last night:
“Whoa, is that a real— Holy crap, those are real pumpkins!”
Not as easy as we thought it would be, either. Nor as light. But here’s how to do it.
Continue reading Halloween Costumes: Mr. and/or Mrs. Pumpkinhead →
Eric over at Low Voltage Labs has posted up his design for a simple PCB ideal for putting an LED into a pumpkin. This is very much like our simple LED pumpkin project but in a neat, reusable format. And it makes a mighty cute little jack-o-lantern all on its own.
He has made it available as a kit with PCB, switch, resistor, battery holder and the same candle flicker LEDs which we love so much. Unfortunately, the kit is currently sold out. Hopefully he’ll make more, if not in time for this Halloween, then at least for next year.
We’re headed to the East Bay Mini Maker Faire
this Sunday, October 16th at the Park Day School in Oakland. And we have a discount code for you! Enter EGGBOT to get 15% off tickets purchased online
We had a great time last year, and are excited to be taking the Eggbot
back for more fun. We’re also bringing along the Ostrich Eggbot
, which can fit even larger pumpkins
. The lineup of makers
for the event looks great, and the schedule
includes an all-star cast of presenters, lots of workshops, and three music stages. Hope to see you there!
Photo by smerlo03 on flickr under cc-by-nc license.
The Great Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories Halloween Project Archive!
Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and our collection of Halloween projects continues to grow. Every fall we update it to include our latest projects for the season. In the list that follows, we’ve organized dozens of our Halloween projects into categories: costumes, pumpkins, decor and food.
Last updated: 10/2019.
Continue reading Halloween Projects from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories →
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In preparation for Halloween, we’ve gathered our tips and tricks for plotting on pumpkins with an Eggbot.
We first demonstrated printing on pumpkins with an Eggbot last year at Maker Faire New York.
Continue reading Eggbotting for Halloween →
Awesome little LED Jack-o’-lanterns are quick and easy to build yourself, in the tradition of LED throwies.
Special bonuses: (1) Now with candle-flame flickering LEDs and (2) way brighter than those little LED tea lights!
Continue reading Basics: Simple LED Pumpkins →
One of our favorite low tech halloween decorations is a (tiny) army of mini jack o’lanterns. Here’s how to carve your own. Continue reading Your own private mini-pumpkin jack O’lantern army →
It’s almost Halloween, which is one of our favorite holidays. We’ve posted quite a few Halloween projects over the years, and we keep adding the links to our Halloween Projects Archive
. As ever, if one of our posts inspires you, we’d love to see the results in the flickr auxiliary