It has been a long month since we launched this contest! We’ve celebrated Halloween, moved on and filled our bellies with Thanksgiving feasts. That distant memory of spider webs and creepy sights may seem far behind us, but now you’ve all had time to enter your Halloween projects into our contest!
The community voting period has ended and we are excited to announce the winners of this year’s Halloween Contest.
We’ll start with the community. Remember, we tallied up the views and “respects” each project got, in order to determine the winners. There is a Grand Prize, Best Costume, and Best Haunted House item.
Community Voting Results:
Community Choice: Grand Prize
Turn Amazon Echo into a Ghost by Bryant Schuck
Tired of seeing a black cylinder on your counter? Ready to make Alexa part of your holidays? Then you are ready to create the Ghost Echo
Community Choice: Best Costume
Rey and her Falcon by Team Harley (Dino Ignacio)
My 5-year-old daughter wanted to be Rey from Star Wars this Halloween. We built a Millennium Falcon to go with her costume.
Community Choice: Best Haunted House Item
Magic Cauldron by Ian McKay
A “Magic Cauldron” that detects spell casting and responds with dynamic lighting effects.
After we tallied up the community votes, we got to cast our own votes as well. Keep in mind, we decided that no one can win more than one prize, so the editors were choosing from the projects that didn’t win any community awards.
Editors Choice: Grand Prize
The theme: PIRATES!! ARRR!!!!!! So of course we needed a pirate ship and sea monster.
Editors Choice: Best Costume
Open Animiatronics by Kevin Harrington, Alex Camilo, and user73861437
A modular, parametric and extensible Animatronics cad generation framework
Editors Choice: Best Haunted House item
Giant Lego Minifig Operation Game by Matthew Harrell
This project details two Arduino powered animatronic Lego Minifigs that talk and move based off that Monster Hunters line.
We will be contacting all the winners via email to award their prizes, so if you’re in this list, watch your email!
The prizes are:
Project featured in Make: Magazine & online + 1-year subscription to Make: Magazine + DIY Pinball Machine in Battle Mode with craft supplies
Project featured in Make: Magazine & online + 1-year subscription to Make: Magazine + Make: Getting Started with Wearables Kit
Best Haunted House Item:
Project featured in Make: Magazine & online + 1-year subscription to Make: Magazine + Compressed Air Rocket Launcher for paper rockets