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Halloween Skull

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Halloween Project with Skull, Arduino, Blinking LEDs and Scrolling Eyes

Soon is Halloween, so let us create a scary project while coding and DIY (tinkering a bit…). The tutorial is made for people who don’t have a 3D-Printer, we will use a 21 cm plastic Skull for 13€ bought on Amazon, 3 ARDUINO NANO’s and two 8 mm WHITE LEDs to realize this project. First let us have a look how the project will look to give you the right motivation to start it, check the video below, please:

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As you might have realized while watching the video, there are 3 different effects in it:

In the above mentioned tutorials, you will find the wiring as well as the codes (Sketches):

First start with one of the 3 projects, make the wiring and upload the code to the ARDUINO Nano and test it. IF it is working start the second one and so on… Once finished the above mentioned we will need to integrate the hardware into the Skull…

Check below, please, the different steps…

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21 cm plastic Skull front view

21 cm plastic Skull front view

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21 cm plastic Skull side view

21 cm plastic Skull side view

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Cut the Skull

Cut the Skull

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WS2812B soldering

WS2812B soldering

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WS2812B soldering and heatshrinking tube

WS2812B soldering and heatshrinking tube

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WS2812B soldering and heatshrinking tube fixed in the Skull

WS2812B soldering and heatshrinking tube fixed in the Skull

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Fixing EMO Display with hot glueFixing EMO Display

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Fixing EMO Display with hot glue

Fixing EMO Display with hot glue

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5x ARDUINO NANO

5xARDUINO NANO

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Cabling of the ARDUINO Nano’s

Cabling

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SO, we have seen now ALL the necessary steps to make this project working, up to YOU now to bring in the electronics into the Skull and seal the Skull later with hot glue. You can use the above showing cable solution or to try to put everything on a Strip-Board and solder it; YOUR choice! 😉

Idea: You could try to include as well a proximity sensor which enables the playing of the devil laughter in the video 😉

How? Check below please:

Some devil laughter sounds:

 

Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”.

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Arduino UNO R3, Arduino NANO, UNO R3 Project, Halloween, scary, EMO LED Matrix, devil laugh, WM2812B RGB LEDs, 8 mm WHITE LEDS, Plastic Skull, Heatshrinking-Tube, coding, learning to learn, learning by doing,

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