Halloween Links: October 30th, 2013

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Happy Halloween from everyone at Hackaday! To help you enjoy the holiday here are a few festive links:

[Mike Kohn] whipped up a set of motion tracking eyeballs to make his decor extra creepy.

There’s not much to this jet-pack costume but the results are pretty amusing.

The eyes on [Tim Butler's] skeleton prop don’t follow you around the room, but they do use a PIR sensor to light up the skull.

Speaking of skulls, [Tom] is using some real skulls as decorations. He also added lights where the eyeballs should be, but he is using a photoresistor and comparator to turn on some LEDs.

[Clark] built a Mecha Robot Warrior costume for his son. With all of those LED strips we think he’ll be pretty safe when crossing the street!

And finally, [Jesse] added a lot to his prop in order to produce a Sinister Joker. That’s Joker-as-in-cards and not as in Batman. It’s got an IR distance sensor as a trigger, with a motor to move the wrist, lights for the eyes, and a sound shield to give it a disturbing voice.

Comments

  1. adcurtin says:

    October 30th? hahaha, perfect.

  2. Hirudinea says:

    Jetpack costume, love it!

  3. static says:

    The illusion created by fabricated body parts for Halloween costumes has become so common over at instructables it didn’t take moment to recognize what was done with the jet pack costume. Not that I’m saying that that technique has ran it’s course not to be used at all. I think the drill on the kids costume should have been made to spin.

  4. rj says:

    If you called the thing from a deck of the cards a ‘jester’ you wouldn’t need to disambiguate it…

    I love the kid’s costume.

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