Halloween, the happiest day of the year for makers, is fast approaching! For the next 30 days of October we’ll be posting new #ElectronicHalloween guides we’ve been working on at here at Adafruit! We’ll also be featuring spooky and sparkly projects from our community. We encourage you to send us your ghoulish and glowing gear tutorials, creepy costumes, and whatever tricks (or treats!) you’ll be brewing to prepare for the big day!
We’ll start the month out with this jaw dropping classic of NASA rocket scientsts carving pumpkins. via Gizmodo
The internet’s chock full of wonderful ways to carve a Halloween pumpkin every year, but few can hold a glowing candle to what the scientists, engineers, and researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab come up with. Every year the lab holds a pumpkin carving competition and the results, and the carving techniques, are exactly what you’d expect from the geniuses who landed the rovers on Mars.
Entries included everything from complete solar systems, to space battles, to aquariums filled with living fish. And the real winners were the geniuses who found a way to get out of an afternoon of work.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Every day this month we’ll be bringing you ideas and projects for an Electronic Halloween! Expect wearables, hacks & mods, costumes and more here on the Adafruit blog! Working on a project for Halloween this year? Share it with us on Google+, in the comments below, the Adafruit forums, Facebook, or Twitter— we’d love to see what you’re up to and share it with the world (tag your posts #ElectronicHalloween). You can also send us a blog tip! Tune in to our live shows, Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern, 3D hangouts with Noe and Pedro, and Ask an Engineer, featuring store discount codes, ideas for projects, costumes, decorations, and more!