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October 14, 2016 AT 5:18 pm

NEW GUIDE: Circuit Playground Jack-o’-Lantern #ElectronicHalloween

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New guide on the Adafruit Learning System: Circuit Playground Jack-o’-Lantern

Claws-down, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Add some electronics to the mix and it’s an unstoppable force of nature.

In this simple no-soldering-required project we’ll make the Adafruit Circuit Playground board act like a flickering candle. Pop this inside a jack-o’-lantern (or any other item that might normally use flame) to create a festive spooky atmosphere.

Once Halloween’s over (how sad!) the Circuit Playground board can be used again in endless other projects.

In addition to the code for Circuit Playground you’ll find some tips on pumpkin stencils and a tangent on fractal geometry, because why not?

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Adafruit electronic halloween dark 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, 3D hangouts with Noe and Pedro and Ask an Engineer, featuring store discount codes, ideas for projects, costumes, decorations, and more!

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