Animated LED pumpkin


This animated LED pumpkin, built by my HacDC cohort David Kaufman, uses a PIC16F648 microcontroller to individually control 25 LEDs in a styrofoam pumpkin. A Windows app is also available to edit the animations (which are then rebuilt into a PIC app).

LED Pumpkin

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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. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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