Halloween effects videos

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Stranger Things Theme Halloween Light Show 2019

house Halloween projection map sample

Digital Decorations for Halloween – Creating hologram illusions

AtmosFX Ghostly Apparitions Demo – Hologram Illusion In Doorway

Spooky Floating Ghost Effect using the AtmosFX Digital Decorating Kit Plus

Digital Decorations for Halloween – Projecting onto windows

Philips Hue Thunderstorm


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Holiday Light Shows 101: LEDs, Controllers, Props, and Sequencing for BEGINNERS. 5 Hour MegaTree!

    In this video I’ll cover everything you need to know to make your first Holiday LED Music and Light Show. I went from opening the box to watching my Mega Tree light show on the same day in under 5 hours.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:


    Many states are uncertain how to handle trick-or-treat activities amid COVID this Halloween. But DIY-ers have plenty of good ideas!

    The season of spookiness is almost here. But even after this year’s COVID-19 ridden Halloween activities are gone, these clever projects will still be around.

    For now, though, all of these mostly do-it-yourself (DIY) projects are designed to either reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus or even destroy it. They will help ensure that this year’s October 31st activities do not become a super spreader event.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Child: Animatronic hack of Baby Yoda plush toy
    I hacked apart The Child plush toy from the Mandalorian and added a robotic core.

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Need a touchless trick-or-treating system? Try making this simple dispenser using an Arduino, an ultrasonic sensor, and some K’NEX.


  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Entertain the Neighborhood with Animated Pumpkins in Your Window
    These three 3D-printed singing squashes are brought to life using a Raspberry Pi and a low-cost projector.

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Tim Hendriks’ Arduino-controlled phantom animatronic looks like it’s straight out of Disneyland Paris.

    DIY Phantom Animatronic from Phantom Manor – Disneyland Paris

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Graves © GPL3+
    Graves the butler will use 3 Arduinos and an Echo Dot to follow you with his head and flap his jaw at you.

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    A Candy Dispenser Perfect for Trick-or-Treaters During a Pandemic
    Complete with lights and C64-style sound effects!

  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    These Wolverine Claws Automatically Extend When an AI Recognizes the Intent to Fight

    Using AI running on an NVIDIA Jetson Nano, James Bruton made Wolverine claws that automatically extend when he pulls an angry grimace.

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Adding Spooky Visual Effects to a TV with a Raspberry Pi and OpenCV
    Use OpenCV facial tracking and a Raspberry Pi to display hidden ghosts on this haunted TV.

  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    WhatsApp Halloween-Themed RFID Talking Doorbell w/ RGB Eyes © CC BY
    Startle your guests who do not have an entrance permit (RFID tag) and get notified w/ WhatsApp messages without checking the door :)

  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Halloween Pumpkin With a Moving Animatronic Eye | This Pumpkin Can Roll Its Eye!

  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Halloween Pumpkin With a Moving Animatronic Eye | This Pumpkin Can Roll Its Eye!

    In this Instructable, you will learn how to make a Halloween pumpkin that terrifies everyone when its eye moves.

    Adjust the ultrasonic sensor’s trigger distance to the right value (step 9), and your pumpkin will petrify anyone who dares to take candy from your house!

  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Ultrasonic Array Powers This Halloween Spirit Writer

    The spooky season is upon us, and with it the race to come up with the geekiest way to scare the kids. Motion-activated jump-scare setups are always a crowd-pleaser, but kind of a cheap thrill in our opinion. So if you’re looking for something different for your Halloween scare-floor, you might consider “spirit writing” with ultrasound.

    The idea that [Dan Beaven] has here is a variation on the ultrasonic levitation projects we’ve seen so many of over the last couple of years.

    Ghost writing Halloween Project using Ultrasonic Phased Array

  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Matrix (Ending Scene) 2021 Halloween Light Show with “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine

  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    This is Halloween – Halloween Light Show House 2016 Riverside

  17. Tomi Engdahl says:

    ESP32-Cam Makes A Dandy Motion Detector

    Halloween is right around the corner and just about every Halloween project needs some kind of motion sensor. Historically, we’ve used IR and ultrasonic sensors but [Makers Mashup] decided to use an ESP32-Cam as a motion sensor in his latest animatronic creation. You can see a video of the device and how it works below.

    ESP32-CAM as a Directional Motion Sensor | Halloween Animatronic Fun!

    Today we explore the use of an ESP32-CAM (ESP32 with Camera) as a directional motion sensor. While motion sensing with an ESP32 has been available for some time, I take it to the next level using it in an animatronic Halloween project. The project uses only an ESP32-CAM as the entire motion detector and the microcontroller driving the stepper motors. The entire project is open source allowing you to use this in robotics or other projects where you need a cheap and easy motion sensor. This project is limited only by the visual range where many PIR and Ultrasonic sensors have a limited range. This works great for projects where you want to detect a cold object (not a living body) or objects far away. The base code uses a 10 degree range for its stepper movement but you can alter the code and the way the project works to fit your specific needs. I also cover how you can purchase an inexpensive IR Floodlight to enable the use of this at night or in low light situations. This worked great as a Halloween animatronic project where a spooky inflatable eye follows you around the yard.

    0:00 – Introduction
    0:53 – ESP32-CAM Specifications
    1:43 – Project Overview
    2:23 – ESP32-CAM Directional Motion Sensing
    3:36 – Project Assembly
    6:47 – Unit Testing Indoors
    7:45 – Outdoor Tests
    8:09 – Using ESP32-CAM at Night
    8:36 – Final Thoughts
    9:10 – ESP32-CAM Programming Shield
    9:27 – Wrap up

  18. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Hacking A Candy Basket To Make It Scarier!
    Sound Simulator59 katselukertaa25.10.2021
    Let’s take a boring candy basket and make it more exciting by using Arduino and Pure Data! If you would like to recreate this, I went over lot of the technical stuff covered in this video in previous tutorials!

  19. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Matrix (Ending Scene) 2021 Halloween Light Show with “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine

  20. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Inside a water-ripple projector

    A look inside a typical tungsten lamp based water-ripple projector.

    This is a very generic Chinese clone style unit that lacks proper optical efficiency.
    It’s designed to operate with a high output 12V 100W narrow beam lamp, but the high output lamps like that have a very short lifespan of around 50 hours. Using a lower power lamp or long-life lamp results in a much longer run time between lamp changes, but at the cost of intensity.

    Nowadays these projectors tend to use LED based light sources. The ripple mechanism remains very similar between larger units like this. Sometimes with a dichroic glass colour wheel that can operate independently or in conjunction with one of the ripple disks.

    The visual effect that these units produce is very subtle and soothing. Like a reflection from a pool or the sea.

  21. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Remotely Terrorize the Neighborhood on Halloween

    Learn how to build a “jump scare” skeleton that is remotely triggered using the Blues Cellular Notecard.

  22. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Ouija Robot

    A disembodied arm that spells out messages from the ether (as long as they come through Twitter)



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