Hey! It's Madhu Govindarajan here -
For this week’s blog post, I will share some ideas for makers who want to get creative with their Halloween celebrations. The few things that pop-up to mind when thinking about Halloween – Trick or treat, carving pumpkins and haunted house attractions.
A custom Speech to Text converting script can be implemented with ease on Raspberry pi. This can be used to identify someone saying “Trick or treat” which can control an automatic Candy dispensing machine. This way you can ensure that you don’t disappoint the trick-or-treaters even if you are out at a costume party.
For those who want to come up with ideas related to pumpkins, if controlling the light pattern on your carved pumpkin sounds dull and boring please take a look at the Fire Breathing Jack-O-Lantern from this video.
Instead of treats if you want to scare people away on Halloween, a few sensors (touch sensors, proximity sensors, motion sensors etc) can help you design your own backyard Haunted house (something similar to the one's in this video).
Hopefully you get inspired by these videos to MAKE your own safe and sound Halloween project.