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Alien Trick or Treat Bucket: Now Gimme Some Candy!

Alien Trick or Treat Bucket: Now Gimme Some Candy!
Halloween isn’t far off, so it doesn’t hurt to start shopping now before all of the good stuff is sold out. While your kids might already have ideas for costumes, I bet their trick or treat pumpkins aren’t being given the slightest thought.

The Best of NASA JPL’s Pumpkin Carving Contest 2018

The Best of NASA JPL’s Pumpkin Carving Contest 2018
The engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs have a pumpkin carving contest each year, and the pumpkins the creative ideas these rocket scientists come up with run the gamut from pop culture to space themed. My favorite design this year is the E.T.
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BB-8 Jack-O’-Lantern: Happy Rolloween

BB-8 Jack-O’-Lantern: Happy Rolloween
It’s that time of year where geeky artists everywhere turn pumpkins into characters from their favorite things. If ever there was a droid that was meant to be in pumpkin form, BB-8 is it, with it’s round body and head.

Minecraft Creeper Jack-o-Lanterns are Halloween Perfection

Minecraft Creeper Jack-o-Lanterns are Halloween Perfection
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.

McDonalds Japan Rolls out Pumpkin Chocolate Fries

McDonalds Japan Rolls out Pumpkin Chocolate Fries
Literally, the day September rolled around, I started to hear advertisements for pumpkin spice this and pumpkin spice that on the radio. I can only assume this means that on college campuses everywhere girls are now wearing vests, tights, and Ugg boots while they sip their mocha crappuccino pumpkin spice lattes.

Moonwalk Pumpkin is the Most Awesome Jack-o-Lantern

Moonwalk Pumpkin is the Most Awesome Jack-o-Lantern
There are many different ways to carve a pumpkin for Halloween. You can actually cut into it old school style and carve your own face. Those not wanting to mess with gross guts can simply paint the pumpkin, or use those plastic parts you ram into the sides of the pumpkin Mr.

Jack-o-Lantern Spouts Freaky Green Flames

Jack-o-Lantern Spouts Freaky Green Flames
This may be the coolest jack-o-lantern I have seen so far this year. It comes from Imgur user Mikepants, who carved it like a normal Halloween pumpkin with a super creepy grin and eyes. He then used chemistry to take things a step further using fire.

Marvel Pumpkin Push-In Kit: Gourds Assemble!

Marvel Pumpkin Push-In Kit: Gourds Assemble!
If you want to up your Marvel game this Halloween, you need to make some superhero-inspired pumpkins. But maybe you aren’t very good at carving. ThinkGeek has you covered with this Marvel Pumpkin Push-In Kit. All you need are some pumpkins and this kit, and in seconds you’ll have some fun Marvel pumpkins for the witching season – Iron Man and The Hulk to be specific.

Star Wars Pumpkins: An Elegant Squash for a More Civilized Age

Star Wars Pumpkins: An Elegant Squash for a More Civilized Age
Do yourself a favor and get these Star Wars pumpkins this Halloween. You won’t have to carve it open, or scoop any slimy pumpkin guts, or carve your design in them. These are already done. It’s like you used the Force to summon them.

Stick n’ Carve Sheets: Knives out

Stick n’ Carve Sheets: Knives out
Each Halloween, I get these grand ideas of making an awesome jack-o-lantern. The problem is that I am not particularly good at carving pumpkins. That has led me to try all sorts of tools and patterns with little success.

R2-D2 Remote Controlled Pumpkin: The Pumpkin You’re Looking for

R2-D2 Remote Controlled Pumpkin: The Pumpkin You’re Looking for
Star Wars themed pumpkins are cool, but Star Wars themed remote-controlled droid pumpkins are even better. Greg Aronowitz from BarnyardFX has created this cool R2-D2 pumpkin for Halloween.

Check out These Awesome Halloween Pumpkins!

Check out These Awesome Halloween Pumpkins!
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.

Jack-o-‘lantern with Arduino-powered Eyes: Open Scares

Jack-o-‘lantern with Arduino-powered Eyes: Open Scares
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.

TARDIS Pumpkin: It’s Squishier on the Inside

TARDIS Pumpkin: It’s Squishier on the Inside
Normally when you carve a pumpkin you put the design on the outside, but when making a pumpkin TARDIS all rules fly out the front doors. Naturally a TARDIS, being bigger on the inside, should be carved on the inside.

Oh My Gourd! Frankenstein Pumpkins

Oh My Gourd! Frankenstein Pumpkins
Tony Dighera of Cinagro Farms is a mad scientist kind of organic farmer. He has spent the last four years on his 40-acre farm in Ventura County, CA perfecting his process to create pumpkin versions of Frankenstein’s monster.

Geeky Jack-o-Lanterns: Some Truly Smashing Pumpkins

Geeky Jack-o-Lanterns: Some Truly Smashing Pumpkins
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.
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