6 tech-filled pumpkins for a geeky Halloween
Halloween is come around again. We like Halloween and jack-o-lantern. But, just in case, you are bored of the good ol’ jack-o-lantern sitting on your porch, start carving some tech-embedded pumpkins for tomorrow. If you’re thinking where to start, here are six inspirational pumpkins to begin with. Just be sure of preserving the pumpkins before you fit them with electronics or explosives. Hopefully, this time you’ll love your geeky jack-o-lantern.
When you combine the game of Tetris with a pumpkin, you get a Pumpktris – a fully-playable Tetris game embedded into a real pumpkin, where the stem serves as a controller. The pumpkin has 128 integrated LEDs serving as its display. Pumpktris makes perfect décor for your Halloween party.
# LED Matrix display in a pumpkin
When you’re Mike Szczys and you’re bored of carving out eyebrows on a regular jack-o-lantern, you stuff a pumpkin with a 70 LED scrolling matrix display to show any message you want. And still leave it on the table?
# RC glowing pumpkin
If you don’t want to sit back and see that boring pumpkin head all through this Halloween, try your hands at a multi color remote controlled LED pumpkin. Fitted with LEDs, the pumpkin can be controlled with a remote control to change glowing colors inside it.
# Pumpkin Computer
There are probably many things that you can carve a pumpkin into – so why not carve it into a fully-functional computer. Maybe you need to play some creepy music from the pumpkin this Halloween?
# Robotic Dalek Pumpkin
A real pumpkin carved into a Dalek. The radio-controlled robotic Dalek can move around and even turn its head.
# Fire-breathing Pumpkin
Pumpkin is stuffed in with some science reaction (aluminum power and iron oxide) to blow out hot melting lava of sorts from the pumpkins head. Check out the video to know more about the reaction inside the pumpkin.
Bharat writes about latest gadgets, toys, robots and new technologies across various platforms. In addition to reporting and reviewing new products and technologies, he spends too much time digging the internet for endless questions. He's a die-hard football fan and a big foodie who wants to host Man v. Food some day.
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