Halloween is upon us! My kids love to dress up and decorate the house, so a good maker project was needed. These animated eyes from Adafruit run from a Raspberry Pi and have placed behind a 3D printed and then painted mask. The final result is quite unsavoury and will hopefully freak out a few kids and adults alike.
The eyes above are a bit older – you may wish to consider using the newer Adafruit Monster M4sk to do something similar but the Pi is not needed as the M4sk has a Microchip SAMD51 microcontroller attached. The eye code us precompiled, ready for customization in this extensive guide.
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