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This was supposed to be a Hackster.io Google Android Things contest entry: https://www.hackster.io/contests/Google/projects I found out, however, that I could finish the project in time for Halloween with just some Python code, so here it is.... I found some inexpensive battery-operated motion sensing LED lights at the local hardware store. I removed the circuit board from the housing, unsoldered the battery clips and replaced the LEDs with Molex headers. I used a rather scary creepy ...
Since this is the first project I have placed on Element 14 I will introduce myself.  I am a retired mechanical engineer who got into electronics when my grandson asked me to build him an airplane several years ago and we put some “avionics” into it.  Of course it turned out looking like something I would have liked to have had myself back in the '50s .     Since that time I have attracted more "customers" and have steadily increased the complexity.  I use ...
Raspberry  Pi Scary Movie              Bruce  Campbell for  President!   The Raspberry Pi "brain" of this project is playing one of my all-time favorites, " Evil Dead " through a video projector. A marathon of Zombie related films and shows will play non stop until the little ghouls and ghosts arrive. Then the fun begins. (Evil laughter)   When the time comes, a python code will be initiated that will capture video ...
i have been working on this sence september 15th 2017 i used papaer mache,clay,liquid latex and toilet paper some parts printed with my 3d printe,r cardboard,cordboard tubes(from paper towels and christmass paper)thin foam board from dollor tree and other things i had laying around the house.i have no art training or background never tried to make anything this big i have made smaller things like zombie heads and half body clowns to hang on the wall but decided to give the alien a try so far its ...
I have a 6 year old granddaughter and I thought she might get a kick out of a flying purple people eater. So I re-vectored another project I was working on to create this little animatronic monster. Here is a little demo of the flying purple eater in action: With a little help from a friendly and curious tiger .....   Here are some quick build details:     Hear the full Purple People Eater song here. or here ...
rsc

Drone Skull - Scary Copter

Posted by rsc Oct 5, 2017
When you really want to scare some kids, this is a fun project that's not too expensive. First purchase a lightweight plastic skull, I got mine at Target store.\ Then add a couple of bright red LEDs to the eye sockets and wire up a small 3V battery, CR2032 or similar. I made supports under my quadcopter to hold the skull using plastic tubing and some 18awg magnet wire. Here's a picture of the skull with the LEDs on: Here's a picture of the skull and quadcopter: It worked very well, alt ...