Halloween Jack O’Lantern King and his Scarecrow Minions

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Halloween Jack O’Lantern King and his Scarecrow Minions

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For the last few years I’ve been putting up a Jack O’Lantern scarecrow field in my yard, lorded over by a very large Scarecrow King. Each pumpkin is a reusable Funkin that I carve myself. They all have individual flickering LEDs inside that I wired and hooked to a central timer and power source.make_halloweenbadgeV2 (1)

The pumpkins are held up by garden stakes, which sway in a pleasantly creepy way with a light breeze and are lit by color changing LED spot lights. For Halloween night, I’ll be turning on my Ultimate Fog Chiller and adding some motion triggered audio using my Hauntbox. I add a few more pumpkins every year, and hope to make it even more interactive and spooky next Halloween. Let me know what you think.

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8 thoughts on “Halloween Jack O’Lantern King and his Scarecrow Minions

  1. bonooobong says:

    that looks awesome! I wish I could manage a huge project like this… I’ve only designed and 3d printed some generative voronoi skulls for some friends, check it if you’d like to:

  2. Matt says:

    Very nice Mr Hughes!

  3. Jeff says:

    Great idea with the Funkins. Very cool!

  4. Mike McGurrin says:

    Great idea. Quick question: how do you attack the funkins to the garden stakes?

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NJ based Ryan Hughes really loves Halloween. A maker, inventor, film maker and 3D photographer, Ryan's dream is to have the busiest house on Halloween night. He even hands out the big candy bars.

ryan (at) flyingardvark (dot) com

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