We are excited about our projects for Digilent’s first Halloween contest! From the extremely creepy to the rather cute, the contest submissions were wonderful!
All of the participants will be getting tickets to go to “Haunted Palouse“– where the town of Palouse turns their downtown into a spooky wonderland of haunted houses and hayrides. What we need help with is giving out the $200 first prize! Take a look at the contest submissions and vote for your favorite using the SodaPop poll system! If you have trouble seeing the poll below, use the secure link provided in the previous sentence.
|Will created his own batteries using zinc nails and pumpkins! Not only is his project great for learning about how to use the Digilent multimeter, battery theory, and what creates electron flow, but it’s downright festive!|
|Sam Lowe and Tommy put together a human jukebox costume using an old box, some suspenders we had in the office, the chipKIT uC32, Bare Conductive paint, EL wire, and the 1Sheeld! Their impressive blend of technical concepts (Bluetooth, capacitive touch, EL wire, music play back etc.) makes this project one of the most complex!|
|We stole some of James’s thunder by posting his project yesterday, but it’s still a fun project to do. James hacked the Digilent Box Monster to add many more cool “Halloween” features… like the Pmod MAXSONAR (to detect when someone is in front of the monster) and our Analog Servo from our Robotic Kit + lots of LEDs from our chipKIT Starter Kit.|
|https://forum.digilentinc.com/index.php?/topic/56-my-project-for-the-digilent-halloween-contest/||Martha– who never had programmed her own MPIDE sketch before this–managed to eek out one of the creepiest submissions… a motion activated, screaming doll that uses a chipKIT Max32, PIR Sensor, our Analog Servo (from the Robotic Kit), breadboard wires, WS2812 LEDs, and regular LEDs. Over 72 hours of coding, hacking, and hot glue and putting the doll in a strategic location … more than one coworker got the heebie-jeebies.|
|https://forum.digilentinc.com/index.php?/topic/60-my-project-for-the-digilent-halloween-contest/||Norm went for cute… and mesmerizing. Using the chipKIT Max32, the Basic I/O Shield, and our newest stocked item (WS2812 LEDs)… he made a happy ghost with wickedly cool HSV color control!|
So take a look at these projects and let us know who you think should win first place!
(If the poll does not display below or you get a HTTPS security error, use the direct link instead: SodaPop poll system!)
If you are in the area, stop by their offices or desks to see the projects in person.