Not too long ago, I stopped by a farmer’s market. The variety of pumpkins they had was astounding. I didn’t see any green pumpkins though, and I really need one if I’m going to carve myself a Creeper pumpkin.
Halloween is here, and tonight kids across the country (and more than a few adults) will be out trick-or-treating and partying. One of our favorite things around here each Halloween is looking at the cool pumpkins that people carve up, and we have already seen some cool pumpkins in 2014.
Looking for a geeky twist for your Halloween decorations? Michal Janyst is onto something. He used two 8×8 LED modules and an Arduino Nano to give his jack-o’-lantern a pair of animated eyes.
Here’s Michal’s crazy-eyed pumpkin:
Ride a broom to Michal’s blog for the parts list, schematics and links to the software and code you need to emulate his hack.
Each year around Halloween, we see some really cool and geeky pumpkins that people are carving. Today I found a few carved pumpkins that will make the geek in you smile. My favorite is the first photo you see here, the Cylon.
Most Halloween pumpkin carvings nowadays don’t even try to spook people anymore, instead presenting geeky or pop culture references. Then again, it’s not like the default jack-o’-lantern’s face is scary anyway.
Comedienne Megan MacKay knows how to spook today’s trick or treaters:
[via Megan MacKay via Foodbeast via Incredible Things]
I love it when people attach things like smartphones and cameras to the bottom of helium balloons and launch them into the atmosphere. A man and his grandson have carved a Halloween pumpkin named Patches and attached the pumpkin to the bottom of a giant helium balloon.
With October here, Halloween is nearly upon us and it’s high time that you get to carving your geeky jack-o’-lantern. This year we ran across some really cool zombie-themed pumpkins and some of them are downright creepy.
Halloween is almost upon us, and the tech geeks aren’t above trying to make Jack-o-lanterns scarier – or at least geekier. How about this? Installing a 70-LED matrix into a Jack-o-lantern to scare people away with blinking lights.
Fred Fisher isn’t the only game-loving pumpkin carver out there that’s handy with an x-acto knife. Over on Deviant Art, user “ceemdee” posted a veritable cornucopia of video game art carved into pumpkins on her DA gallery.
Zelda fans – Looking for something to go with your new Master Sword & Hylian Shield? Here’s a fun idea for some last minute Halloween decorations. Found on flickr, these Link and Triforce Jack-o-Lanterns were hand-carved by Fred Fisher (aka “b1uefish”) and his sister.