It is time for scary hacks. Halloween is just around the corner. Hare are some hacking ideas for Halloween.
Arduino voice changer turns you into [Vader] article tells that Phil Burgess over at Adafruit put together an Arduino-powered voice changer to give his voice the gravitas of [James Earl Jones] or the lightheartedness of a member of the Lollipop Guild.
Bottomless halloween basket is a pretty simple combination of some optical tricks and LEDs.
Math Class Fun article shows an awesome Hollywood prank.
Low hanging fog is a good effect for any scary display. Do not make the same mistakes as in Spooky Fog Machine Hack That DIDN’T work!. Instead rely on classic dry ice for at shown for example in Mighty Mini Fog Maker video.
Halloween Props: Ghoul in the box puts on a pretty good show has all the elements of a classic Halloween prop and some hight tech inside. Walk in front of the box and one of two modes will be triggered. the video gives you a look at the operation, as well as the components used in the build it.
A collection of hands to inspire your Halloween animatronics tells that one of the best choices for Halloween prop is a ghoulishly lifelike hand. You can draw some inspiration from this roundup of robot hands which Adafruit put together.
OpenPLC, for industrial automation to Halloween displays article factories have programmable logic controllers to take care of their automation tasks and they are also good devices to control your Halloween effects. open-plc project is an open hardware design to build your own programmable logic controller that is compatible with Arduino code sketches.
And if you want to see how a big Halloween attraction is built read Gravesend Inn postings at Control Geek blog. This show needs a pretty big control network to keep all the effect controllers in line with the planned show.