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NeoPixel Jack-O-Lantern project #ElectronicHalloween

Even though Halloween is over, we have still received some great blog tips for Halloween projects from the Adafruit community. Seen above is a great NeoPixel Jack-O-Lantern from Christopher Cantrell – you can check out more info on the build over at his GitHub page!

I have four bright neo-pixel plates and a couple of smaller LED grids. I might as well put them to work in a Jack-O-Lantern this year.

LED Grid: http://www.adafruit.com/product/902

NeoPixel Plate: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1487

Here is the hardware and pumpkin:

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The plan is to use the two smaller displays for eyes. Three of the plates will make a mouth. I’ll offset them to better allow a smile. I’ll use the center stripe of the fourth for a nose.

I already have the propeller software going. I was planning a Circuit Cellar article (of course) on the grid mapping. This project will be a good addition to the article.

Here is another project using LED grids for eyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3O-ti5n6jw

Read more.

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