I’m not going to ramble on again about how I didn’t make anything this year for Halloween. I’m over that thanks to my new friend, Robot Zombie Cat. However, I thought I would do a quick recap of my previous Halloween-inspired builds that I actually completed!

First up is my “Scariest Pumpkin Ever” build. I had a great time testing this project out on the neighborhood kiddies! HONK! Check out the link for complete build instructions. Just a word of warning, you neighbors are going to hate you! Trust me, I know. A big thanks to everyone who sent me links to your own builds inspired by this project. I really appreciate it!


Next up is my Gakken Mechamo Crab build with a few additional creepy parts. Again, this was a lot of fun to make, and has been very popular when I bring it to Maker Faire. Check out the link for another video of this creepy-crawler in action. Eeeeeeek, eeeek, blip, blip!


My last Halloween inspired build was the Animated Ghost kit from the Maker Shed. It’s a really easy kit to make, and it always manages to freak-out anyone that gets too close! Remember, it’s never too early to start working on next year’s projects!

Speaking of Halloween, don’t forget to enter our contest! Do it, or Robot Zombie Cat is going to come after you!

Make: Halloween Contest 2009

halloween 09 A look back at my Halloween inspired builds

Microchip Technology Inc. and MAKE have teamed up to present to you the Make: Halloween Contest 2009! Show us your embedded microcontroller Halloween projects and you could be chosen as a winner.

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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