Raspberry Pi Haunted Jack in the Box

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Raspberry Pi Haunted Jack in the Box

No matter the time of year, there isn’t much that’s spookier than a jack-in-the-box. Sean Hodgins takes the suspense of that leaping clown and adds a high-tech aspect with a hidden Raspberry Pi running a face-detection script to power a motor that creepily turns the crank when it sees you approaching. Find his full build on Instructables.


Mike Senese is the Executive Editor of Make: magazine. He is also a TV host, starring in various engineering and science shows for Discovery Channel, including Punkin Chunkin, How Stuff Works, and Catch It Keep It.

An avid maker, Mike spends his spare time tinkering with electronics, doing amateur woodworking, and attempting to cook the perfect pizza.

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