Although the promised link to a step-by-step tutorial seems broken, this video by YouTuber msibbern, which shows off his pneumatic rattling rat-in-a-trash-can prop, contains lots of good nuts-and-bolts footage and is inspirational as well as amusing.

Make: Halloween Contest 2009

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.