Coooool: An Arduino Powered Jack O' Lantern With A Bunch Of Moving Eyeballs

October 25, 2017

This is a video tutorial created by Youtuber 68percentwater detailing how to make your own Arduino powered jack o' lantern with a bunch of moving eyeballs. As far as jack o' lanterns go, that's a pretty sweet one. Still, it does look like a lot of work for something some little shit trick-or-treater is going to smash on my porch because I was handing out snack-sized bags of kale chips. I'll chase him with a chainsaw, but the cops will still get called even though I removed the blade.

Keep going for the video while I speculate just when that floating eyeball monster from Big Trouble In Little China banged a pumpkin.

Thanks to Josh A, who agrees there's nothing quite like jumping out of the bushes to scare a bunch of kids BUT ONLY ON HALLOWEEN.

  • Mark

    It would be better if the eyes tracked your movement.

    Then the little kid in your neighborhood would freak out when he went to kick it.

    Add to it .....Get too close and an audio clip starts playing real loud...the screaming from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

  • GeneralDisorder

    The eyes themselves don't have motion sensors in them. That would mean you'd need to install one somewhere. And it seems the eyes only move on one axis. I'm gonna guess it would cost around ten times what this project cost to make motion tracking eyes vs the rather dull single axis version (which, admittedly is plenty cool and leaps and bounds more advanced than anything I've done with gourds.

    The motion of the eyes here probably didn't need to involve an arduino. But I'd imagine the arduino gave the best control for the least amount of effort.

    Now... here's a motion tracking skull.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Beholder Jackolantern. Awesome.

  • PUNX

    this is awesome. project for next year because it will prob take me a year to actually do.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Every time I get an idea to automate something I end up deciding that it's pointless to automate.

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