I still get a bit more excited about Halloween than I’d like to admit. However, it’s a good creative outlet for me and my son certainly enjoys the fruits of my labor almost as much as I enjoy the labor. So, everyone wins, right? Last year my son had the brilliant idea of being a CFL bulb, which pretty much involved sticking a white LED strip inside of a white pool noodle and figuring out how to attach it all to a toddler along with a 12V battery. This year, though, he wanted to be a robot, which leaves a lot more room for cool lights and doodads. So, here is the HalloweenBot v2013.10.31.
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