No honorable hacker or modder can be satisfied with a simple candle inside of a pumpkin.Â How boring!Â Us proud nerds step up and create unique, appealing, and downright stunning pumpkins complete with lasers, LEDs, robotics, motion sensors, whatever it takes!Â Here are some of our DIY Halloween favorites:
- If all else fails, just build a gigantic pumpkin cannon and launch them.
Lasers and LEDs:
Silly String Motion Sensor:
A simple motion sensing circuit using infrared LEDs and a servo motor sprays silly string at unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.Â A superb, simple project to make your house unique.
Wireless Surveillance Pumpkin:
Although this project barely made the list since it involved little hacking, the concept is still pretty unique and worth a mention.
Super Mario 1-Up:
Instead of using the complex circuit in the pumpkin below, this project keeps it simple by flashing some RGB LEDs to create multicolored mushrooms from Super Mario brothers.
Color Changing Pumpkin:
Instead of buying store bought merchandise like the surveillance pumpkin above, this guy built a completely custom infrared sensing circuit to control the color of his pumpkin via a universal remote.
The Classic Cylon:
The classic “knight rider” circuit is a great edition to any pumpkin and is a simple, straightforward circuit to build.
The SpiderBot Pumpkin:
Even though this is a basic hexapod robot with a pumpkin on top, it’s still guaranteed to freak out trick-or-treaters.
While these don’t involve electronics or circuitry, they’re still incredible and deserve to be part of this list.Â Be sure to subscribe to HacknMod because you dont want to miss out on future DIY posts!