Around the web today, and throughout this past month, we’ve seen an impressive array of projects from people who have tired endlessly in the pursuit of spookifying their homes for Halloween. There’s something about a haunted house that holds a timeless allure in our collective imagination, which is why it shows up so often in books, movies, and most notably in the scary story that the older kid on your block who rode the green bmx bike told you that kept you up for nights on end. In honor and celebration of haunted houses we love to fear, we recommend checking out this great list from The Guardian of some of the best and scariest haunted houses in fiction.
Everyone needs a home and ghosts are no exception. The fact is, they’re going to need it for a lot longer than most. Whether it’s a creepy castle or a gloomy graveyard, the ideal home is dead important when you’re a spook. Here are 10 of my favourites.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.