DIY Haunts: Now accepting submissions!


If you’re participating in this year’s Halloween contest, and ready to submit your creation, now’s the time! We’ve created a submission page where you can show us what you’ve made.

If you’ve missed out on the news, DIY Haunts is our contest where you can win fabulous Jameco Electronics and MAKE/Maker Shed prizes by building the coolest and scariest Halloween prop around. Check out the contest landing page for complete rules, an archive of our weekly contest newsletters, as well as links to tons of inspiring, spine-tingling projects.

Speaking of newsletters, #3 went out today. It’s all about the process of carving a styrofoam tombstone using nichrome wire. To get the newsletters (and future contest-related newsletters), you can sign up right here:

And if you can’t think of a project, or are in need of inspiration, we’re building a cool animatronic tombstone project that makes use of an optional Jameco Electronics Parts Kit that contains everything you need to add motion, light, and a microcontroller to your project.

Are you working on an entry for the contest? Leave a comment and share a little about your experience.

DIY Haunts Prizes

  • Grand Prize: The Grand Prize Winner will receive one Stingray Robot, one MAKE magazine Halloween Issue, $50 Gift Certificate redeemable at Maker Shed, and a Jameco Electronics T-shirt. Total estimated retail value of Grand Prize is $374.94.
  • Second Prize: Second Prize Winner will receive one Lego Mindstorms kit, one MAKE Magazine Halloween issue, and a Jameco Electronics T-Shirt. Total estimated retail value of Second Prize is $304.94.
  • Third Prize: Third Prize Winner will receive one MAKE Circuit Breaker Leatherman ES4, one MAKE Magazine Halloween Issue, and a Jameco Electronics T-shirt. Total estimated retail value of Third Prize is $60.99.

DIY Haunts Newsletters

DIY Haunts Newsletter, Dispatch #1

DIY Haunts Newsletter, Dispatch #2

DIY Haunts Newsletter, Dispatch #3

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