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T3Hprogrammer writes -

I’m always looking for a new way to scare people on Halloween. This year, I thought up a way to make people think they are getting electrocuted when they ring the doorbell! It is very simple, requires little to no knowledge of electricity, is cheap, and can be built in only an hour or two once you have all the parts. It requires no permanent modifications to your doorbell. Important: Do not do this if you have a wireless or electronic doorbell. This will only work on the old-fashioned doorbells that are simply switches.

HOW TO – Shock your Trick-or-Treaters Link.

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It’s here!! DIY HALLOWEEN 2007 from the editors of MAKE and CRAFT brings you 40-plus DIY projects for the holiday that’s made for makers. From the craftiest costumes to amazing animated props and the latest in computer-controlled haunted house effects – Link.

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Makers and Crafters, it’s time to enter our 2nd annual ghoulishly fun Halloween contests! Anyone, anywhere, can enter all or just some of the contests. We’ll have lots of updates and posts regarding all these, but this announcement is to get you started and planning and has more information about where to enter, and our friends @ Instructables and Popular Science – Link (how to enter!). Oh, check out the prizes too! – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. _fluffy says:

    Next on Make: HOWTO: kill visitors who have a pacemaker or are walking barefoot

  2. gear_head says:

    Lame. I hope the ‘Maker’ for this one gets the crap beat out of him by an angry parent. You don’t mess with kids stupid, it’s a basic rule…even if the gag is harmless, it’s perceived as not.

  3. modulo9 says:

    Their is a risk that the person’s heart could stop when exposed to an electric shock. This is a really careless project.

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