Build an Animatronic Halloween Prop

Your goal is to build a Halloween prop that moves, lights up, and makes noise in an appropriately spooky manner. You'll be graded on these criteria as well as the cleverness of your design, the thoroughness of your documentation, and the clarity of your presentation.

If you're just starting, we'll guide you through the process of creating your own Halloween prop and learning to assemble the electronic circuitry and program the microcontroller.

You can find more information about the DIY Haunts contest and sign up for the weekly newsletter on the Make program landing page.

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No purchase necessary to enter or win.

Animatronic Halloween Prop Kit

Kit includes all the products below to get you off to the right start.

Quanity Part No. Description Price
1
2121105 Arduino $29.95
1
190529 Power Supply $9.95
1
527654 Header Pins $2.49
1
419160 Heat Shrink Tubing $0.99
1
395760 Servo $12.95
2
38236 2N2222A Transistors $0.90
100
691420 220Ω Resistors $2.00
10
1584917 LEDs $3.90
1
2082927 PIR Motion Sensor $12.95
1
20601 Breadboard $5.95

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