From the Forums: “I wouldn’t ring the doorbell” #ElectronicHalloween

Thanks to technomalogical from the Adafruit forums for sharing this spooky Halloween project with us! Nice work!

Hi everyone!

First time posting a project here! This is a Halloween decoration my oldest daughter and I worked on over the course of a few weekends. Sadly I did not have time to join last night’s Show and Tell or I would’ve shown it off there. You can see it in action here:

Adafruit “Music Maker” MP3 Shield for Arduino: https://www.adafruit.com/products/1790
Arduino Uno: https://www.adafruit.com/products/50
Arduino Proto Shield: https://www.adafruit.com/products/2077 (I’m using an older version of this)
PIR Sensor: https://www.adafruit.com/products/189
X-Mini Capsule Speaker: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UE … 5M5RE5T5TL

https://gist.github.com/technomalogical … 2f4562ce47

Please feel free to comment! Right now everything is plugged into a breadboard, so I’d be curious how people take their projects from breadboard to protoboard (or some other means of making it more permanent). Also, is this the best place to make Adafruit aware of projects using Adafruit gear? I tried tweeting out a link to YouTube to @adafruit but I’m not sure if it was seen or not.


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