Weekly Inspiration: Geeky Pumpkin Hacks

Keep trick-or-treaters on their toes

October 6, 2014

It is officially prime pumpkin season bit’sters. With Halloween around the corner it’s time to step up your gourd game with some geeky hacks. Find some inspiration below and don’t forget to tag yours on our project page and social media using the #trickswithbits hashtag to enter our Halloween contest.

1.THE MENACING CYLON

Glowing red LEDs, a computer-monotone voice and evil looks. What is not to love about this Cylon inspired pumpkin? Follow these steps to make your own.

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2.THE GAMER PUMPKIN

Turn your pumpkin into your favorite game! Use LEDs to light it up and  the stem as a controller. Start with the Tetris project below,

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Or make a Pacman pumpkin like the one we made at littleBits HQ.

3.THE HAUNTED MANSION SING-A-LONG

Use a projection system to turn pumpkins into singing Jack-O-Lanterns to rival the ones seen in Nightmare Before Christmas. Follow the instructions here. Or make your own disco version using littleBits

4. THE GO BIG OR GO HOME PUMPKIN

Take a look at these impressive pumpkin mammoths  from the annual great jack o’lantern blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in New York.

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5. THE ART PROJECT

Get inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama and create your own masterpiece of a pumpkin.

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Stay tuned for more bitspiration next week and follow us on Instagram and Twitter for daily tips on how to make your Halloween extra geeky.

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