[Rich Fiore] didn’t want just another set of spooky decorations for his house. He wanted something interactive. By combining a projector and some IR sensing, he turned his whole house into a Halloween-themed shooter.
Technical details are sparse, although some other sites are reporting that a projector and a camera take care of the graphics, while a modified Wii remote and an IR gun handle the crosshairs and the targeting.
Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference. If you shoot a window, you’ll hear (and see) the glass breaking. Shooting the side of the house makes the (virtual) siding blow off, revealing the insulation beneath.
It wasn’t clear if the graphics are a simple projection or if there is some Pepper’s Ghost magic going on. [Rich] says he plans to add more (and smarter) characters soon. Maybe he could even add a Kinect to put a ghostly version of the player up on the wall.