My first halloween robotics/electronics project. I always wanted to do something for the halloween so I made this one. I had an old scary mask from last year and I’ve added two styrofoam balls inside to “fill it up”. I’ve mounted 2 LEDs (one for each eye), and then added a PIR sensor as well. I wanted to create something that moves as well as something that has sounds so I’ve bought a WAVE shield from Adafruit a few weeks ago.
Soldering time. I’ve started soldering the wave shield. The board is pretty slick and very well made. I also bought the Panavise Jr. This is so worth it. Soldering with a panavise is way way better than a 3rd hand tool.
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