October 21, 2013 /
Looking for something fun to do this Halloween? How about scaring the crap out of people everywhere. Alton Porter has a pretty good setup for this. It looks like adding a lightweight skull (either wire-frame or Styrofoam), some LED eyes, and some tattered cloth. Just make sure you don’t interfere with the blades, nobody wants you to crash your quad!
This would be amazingly cool with a swarm of small drones. Great idea.
October 7, 2013 /
Halloween is a great time for makers, we get to make all kinds of cool costumes and spooky things. Sometimes we get to play with fire. Well at least Chris Lee does. This flaming pumpkin is enough to keep them pesky kids from toilet-papering your house, or catching it on fire after they do.
The pumpkin is triggered by an Android phone, talking to a RFU-328 radio and Arduino. The Arduino triggers 2 relays, 1 to activate a furnace igniter, the other activates a solenoid that releases the flow of gas. The spray mechanism comes from an AirWick room spray and is filled with butane.
Chris made a comment about maybe converting this to shoot silly string out during actual Halloween, either way it’s a cool project.