Last call for Haunts! (3 hours left!)


Contest entry from Jesse Harding. Unfortunately, it doesn’t meet the contest criteria of sound, light, and movement, but it sure is cool. Great job, Jesse!

Well, it’s been fun, but all good things must come to a horrible, unspeakable death. Oops. Sorry. Still have a bit of the ol’ Halloween narrative stuck in my head. But it’s true that our DIY Haunts contest closes in a few short hours, midnight, Pacific Time, to be exact. But that still gives you time to fill out the form if you did a Halloween project that fits the criteria. What criteria? Any Halloween prop that incorporates motion, sound, and light is eligible. And what do you get if you win?

  • Grand Prize: The Grand Prize Winner will receive one Stingray Robot, one MAKE magazine Halloween Issue, $50 Gift Certificate redeemable at Maker Shed, and a Jameco Electronics T-shirt. Total estimated retail value of Grand Prize is $374.94.
  • Second Prize: Second Prize Winner will receive one Lego Mindstorms kit, one MAKE Magazine Halloween issue, and a Jameco Electronics T-Shirt. Total estimated retail value of Second Prize is $304.94.
  • Third Prize: Third Prize Winner will receive one MAKE Circuit Breaker Leatherman ES4, one MAKE Magazine Halloween Issue, and a Jameco Electronics T-shirt. Total estimated retail value of Third Prize is $60.99.

So, what are you waiting for? The bewitching hour is upon us. Here’s the online submission form again.


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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