Check out this Candy Delivery Monster Project posted by gwfong! It doesn’t only look cool, it also rewards altruistic trick-or-treaters! It’s a great build that even uses our very own Adafruit Wave Shield for Arduino.
The Candy Delivery Monster is the final module in a bigger Halloween themed Rube Goldberg-like system that members of the Marin Makerspace is making for the Bon Air Center Halloween Bash 2014. Kids come to the shopping center and, besides trick-or-treating at the stores, they donate food (for the Marin Food Bank) or purchase tickets (for the Imagination Foundation) to trigger the Candy Delivery Rube Goldberg-like system. Kids start the system by dropping a canned food item to the starting module. That module does something and at the end signals another module to begin. This repeats from module to module until the final module is reached where the actual candy is delivered to the kid.
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