Last Halloween I built some animated light-up steampunk/mad-scientist goggles. This year, I finally got around to documenting the project.
This is one in a series of Halloween electronics posts. Read the full series: Spooky motion-sensitive Halloween eyes Interactive Halloween thunder effects Halloween goggles In my last post, I presented the motion-sensitive electronic eyes I designed for a friend’s haunted house. In this post, I will show you the module I built that generates ambient … Continue reading Interactive Halloween thunder effects
This is one in a series of Halloween electronics posts. Read the full series: Spooky motion-sensitive Halloween eyes Interactive Halloween thunder effects Halloween goggles For halloween this year, some friends did a sort of “mini haunted house” in their garage. The plan was to mix having a small party with handing out candy and to … Continue reading Spooky motion-sensitive Halloween eyes
Warning, Spoilers Ahead Notice: This blog post is a peek behind the curtain to reveal the design of and thought process behind a Puzzled Pint puzzle. It contains spoilers about said puzzle. If you were at the October 2012 Puzzled Pint (“Dogtober”) and saw the puzzle, then you’re good to go. If you have not … Continue reading Dissecting puzzle design: Dem Bones
Glow sticks plus construction paper plus a dark setting: Recently I saw a couple of crafty articles flow across my RSS newsreader that involved making creepy glowing halloween eyes by using glow sticks and empty toilet paper tubes. I thought it was a cool idea, but saw three fundamental flaws in those designs. 1. “It … Continue reading Eerie glow stick halloween eyes
I have talked about this to several people and have described the details to a couple, but I figured I should finally document the setup I have for my Halloween/Christmas/everyday computer-controlled lights. I have never really done traditional Christmas lights at any of the places I have lived in Portland. Between high ceilings, basement offsets, and … Continue reading Arduino Halloween Lights
I recently updated my iPhone’s wallpaper to something a bit more Halloween-y. Behold: I like to have my email address on the front screen, but getting it to line up has never been easy. With previous wallpapers, I have just thrown it into the image somewhere, but I felt this one would look better with … Continue reading iPhone Wallpaper Template
Dr. Horrible and the disco Dementor! I have my Wonderflonium, but the iPhone is not pictured. Kim’s costume was quite elaborate for being thrown together a few hours before the party. She had netting sewn into the mask’s eyes, even. She got lots of compliments, even though it usually took a little while for people … Continue reading Dr. Horrible and the disco Dementor!
I noticed something interesting with Google Street View today. Normally, there is this little paper-doll guy that you can move around on the street to indicate your position. Picking him up and moving him great distances causes his feet to swing around. I guess they updated the images for the end of October: Posted in:
Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal. To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/10/Classic scary movies I haven’t seen * Carrie * Hellraiser (the whole series) * Halloween (the whole series) * Friday the … Continue reading “Werewolf.” “THERE wolf. And THERE castle.”