DIY Haunts kicks off


Our DIY Haunts contest is in high gear now and we’re stoked. Whether it’s a skull fountaining green slime or a coffin full of robot spiders, this is your opportunity to share your spooky build-skills. The contest is open to all skill levels, and is sponsored by Jameco Electronics.

If you’d like to participate, you have two options: First, you can pursue your own project, with your own materials. It just has to be a project that moves in some way, lights up, and emits sound. Alternatively, you can build our “official” Spooky Fun Tombstone project (details to follow) using your own parts or the OPTIONAL Jameco Electronics parts bundle. Every week, via the DIY Haunts newsletter, we’ll show you how to accomplish another step in the project, so even if you’re just starting out, you’re sure to end up with a great decoration! And there’s plenty of room within this follow-along project to add your own creative flair and have a chance at the prizes. The prizes are sweet, including a Stingray Robot and a Lego Mindstorms kit.

Interested? Check out the DIY Haunts landing page for full contest details, prize packages, and inspiring projects from Make: Online.

We’ve already put out the first issue of the DIY Haunts newsletter. If you’d like to sign up, just fill out the form below. It’ll sign you up to our official contest newsletter mailing list (for this contest and for future contest project newsletters).

(For some inspiration, be sure to check out last year’s Make: Halloween winning contest entry, Jared Martin’s Mr. Bones and the Gourditos, in the video above. Jared is one of this year’s judges!)

DIY Haunts: A Halloween contest sponsored by Jameco Electronics


My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal

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