EX·TER·MI·NATE!! Mod a Pumpkin into a Human-Terminating Dalek-bot #ElectronicHalloween
This project is quite literally a classic, launched ten years ago over at Evil Mad Scientists Laboratories. But in that ten years more and more humans continue to replicate and therefore need termination at the end of a cooking whisk or plunger.
Electronics aside my favorite decorative element has got to be the carving of the husk from the interior of the pumpkin to create the ‘hemispherical detector’ half-domes on the exterior. Brilliant! Oh and electronics not aside yeah the head moves – double brilliant!
You might have already seen our old-school Cylon Jack-o-lantern. Here is another halloween electronics project, hopefully in time for you to make your own: It’s a radio-controlled robotic Dalek that can move around and turn its head. Oh, and did I mention that it’s a pumpkin?
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