It’s as if Halloween was made for hardware hackers. When we decorate our house and ourselves for this important day, the world is begging us to build some cutters. One thing is certain: Hackaday’s crowd will never disappoint.This year we fully accept Halloween Hacking Day, our latest contest starting today With the help of our sponsor Digi-Key and Adafruit.
Wait, isn’t this early August? Why are we talking about Halloween? The plight of the procrastinator, that’s why! Start building your build now, and when this day does come, it will be epic. Decorating for trick-or-treating people is a good starting point. For our money, projecting human heads is a very cool party trick, like these singing Jack-o-Laterns, or these intangible human heads inspired by Disney’s haunted house. Or maybe you are more like a flamethrower hidden in a pumpkin?
Bringing a good costume into life doesn’t require too much technology-a few LED light bars make an ordinary old princess dress light up the night and leave some permanent for the lucky villain wearing it Memories. Speaking of memories, we suspect that the little guy will remember this mechanical warrior family costume, which is why you always make videos for these things.
In the past year, we have seen claw machines used to transport candies and even a pumpkin piano. Of course, pumpkin carving itself is a complete category, and five-axis CNC machine tools are fair game. Look around, get inspiration, and build something!
The three top winners will receive a $150 gift package in Digi-Key’s parts warehouse. If your build happens to use an Adafruit development board, your bonus will be doubled. We will also award Tindie gift cards worth approximately $50 to the most artistic projects.
Start immediately by creating a project page on Hackaday.io.In the left sidebar of the project page, use the “Submit project to” button to enter Halloween Hacking Day. From now to October 11, you must add
beans What you did on the pumpkin seeds.