In this special-edition Halloween class for beginners, you'll implant Arduino technology into a pumpkin to make a cyborg HACK-O-LANTERN! You have the capability to build the world's first bionic pumpkin. Better than it was before. Better, stronger, with more blinking lights.
Choose to make a creepy Throbbing Hack-o-Lantern, realistic Flickering Hack-o-Lantern, or world-dominating Cylon Hack-o-Lantern. All three are motion-activated proximity gourds you carve, solder, and program yourself!
You also learn about electronics, programming, basic soldering, yadda yadda yadda. But you're not here for the education. You're here to build a jack-o-lantern with more computing power than the entire Apollo space program. Aww yeah.
YOU MUST BRING A LAPTOP WITH THE ARDUINO SOFTWARE PRE-LOADED. Bring your own Arduino Uno or Mega with USB cable, or purchase one at the workshop for $35.
Hoboken MakerBar, The Place for Incredible Project
Zack Freedman is a co-founder of the MakerBar hackerspace, an honors graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, and an avid hardware hacker. He has used an Arduino to build a cyborg heads-up display, create a video game controlled by a baby doll, and broadcast his brain waves over Bluetooth.