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The neatest part about this, er, “Pie of Sauron” pumpkin build by AnubisTTP is the vintage Soviet ‘dekatron’ counting tube that burns at its pupil. It’s also got LED backlighting inside. And I couldn’t resist posting this little dekatron animated .gif from the Wikipedia article:

dekatron animated How To:  "Eye of Sauron" swirly vacuum tube pumpkin

Make: Halloween Contest 2009

halloween 09 How To:  "Eye of Sauron" swirly vacuum tube pumpkin

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.

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


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