Halloween props: The honking pumpkin

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We see a lot of Halloween projects attempt to scare people. Many of them work with the element of surprise, jumping or flashing lights when triggered. We’ve noticed though, people have come to expect those things. This project is a real sleeper. No one expects a couple car horns to blare in their face  when they push the pumpkin’s nose. We know it would make us jump. You can see it in action as well as get the entire circuit from his site. We doubt his neighbors will find it as amusing as we do.

[via Hacked Gadgets]


  1. killerabbit says:

    Ha! Love it.

  2. Michael says:

    we’ll see how funny it is when I come by his house at 3 in the morning. hehehe

  3. sly says:

    just need a large rubber band to keep the button pressed… then run… prank the prank.

  4. googfan says:

    Im building this. This will be my jackolantern. I will make it so that wen u walk by, it honks. probably use an ir sensor.

  5. Megan says:

    This is dumb.

    Startling people is not scary… just annoying!

  6. aztraph says:

    poor megan, were you teased as a kid, I’m sorry.

    ‘course I love the look on a kids face when they bite into a caramel coated onion.

    I’m gonna have to do this with an air horn

  7. cde says:

    A better prop would be a pumpkin that honks back at honking cars.

  8. Paul says:

    This would work on kids but not on adults who’d probably think that this downright annoying rather than creepy.

  9. Nick says:

    Ok first of all, I believe this would work on adults just as well as kids, I mean who wouldn’t be startled by an unexpected car horn, I know they still make me jump a little when unexpected, Even more so if someone creeped up behind me. And to the other naysayer, This may not be scary but it would definantly be startling and honestly funny if your on the other end.

    Bravo on an unthought of idea and screw the naysayers.

  10. Christa says:
  11. Very cool! But how do yo make sure kids push the button?

  12. Dan says:

    @Santa Clara divorce lawyer
    Put a sign next it that says “Press button for candy”

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