Community News: Trick or treat?

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October 31, 2016

Catch up Mondays to find a timely collection of awesome creations from inventors like you. This week’s edition features Halloween inventions that are sure to frighten trick-or-treaters.

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Richard Pierce and his eight-year-old twins, Carson and Cole, made Scary Zombie to startle unsuspecting visitors this Halloween. “We sit inside the house with the littleBits transmitter circuit. As the visitor approaches…we hit one of the sliders which makes the zombie’s eyes light up. Then we press the button Bit and hit them with the blood curdling scream. Last but certainly not least, we activate the 2nd slider which pulls a pin and releases the Scary Zombie along a zip line to chase the visitor away!”  Let’s watch their mini movie:

 

New & Spooktacular

The last day to enter the Hack Halloween Challenge is November 1st.  Use your Bits to invent a costume or prank, then create a scary movie featuring your masterpiece. You can win up to $200 in Bits.  Don’t delay, take the challenge today!  Now let’s enjoy some frightful entries.

Little Monstober Bit  (by Natalie) is a small remote control ghost.  He is the perfect size to hide in small spaces to scare your favorite pet friend.”

 

The Halloween Skull  by Astghik is “a scary skull that shines it’s eyes red and opens and closes it’s mouth when motion is detected.  This project is a cool prank and also a Halloween game! Please watch the video!”

 

Awesome spawn animates Mr. Tongue Pumpkin with a slide dimmer and a servo motor.

 

Baby Eragon by Anna. “This is my entry for my school’s pumpkin contest based upon a favorite book character. I used littleBits to elevate my creation to portray a baby Eragon emerging from its egg (the pumpkin).  I love to invent with littleBits and mix and match the kits to create my own inventions!”

 

Thanks for sharing all your spooktacular inventions, Bitsters.  Have a safe and happy Halloween!  🙂

Jude Brisson

Online Community Manager