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Summer is over. Let the Halloween hacks begin! This one, sent to us by David Fowler of uC Hobby, uses printer mechanics, a BASIC Stamp, and a Park Zone light (an ultrasonic proximity detector used for tight-space garage parking). It senses when someone is close to the front door and triggers a pumpkin to rise from the planter box on the porch.

Halloween automatic pumpkin – Link

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We are sold out of the illustrated cover version of the MAKE Halloween issue in the Maker store. This version of the cover will be on newsstands on 9/4 so if you want that one that will be the place to get it.

However, we have the alternate cover version available for pre-order (get it here) and a collector’s two pack with both cover versions for a special price, you can pre-order the two pack or get the special edition – Link.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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