Using a pumpkin as a circuit board, this gent made a cute little LED face on a pumpkin with a few electronic components and a 9v battery. This project is pretty simple, and if you have kids (or are a kid at heart) you can totally try this out for Halloween. Just remember though, if you want to keep this, make sure it's inside a window on display - not out on your porch. One year I made Halloween Barbies (just Barbies with modded hair and outfits) and tangled them in a web in the bushes next to the place I was living - and within the hour they were gone. I really tangled them so they were firmly embedded (webbing wrapped around each leg and everything), but someone had the mental fortitude and agility to steal them - in between trick or treaters ringing at my doorbell.
Okay, so this instructable has a few errors. Like... they spell nun chucks "num-chucks". So nobody's perfect - that said, they also made them a little short, but you get the idea. They're nun chucks, they're k*nex, and someone put themselves out there and got back some nasty reviews. So let's make him feel better andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â constructively commentÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â his instructable - making some sweet "num-chucks" in the process. Halloween ninjas, here you come!
This font is adorably eerie. It also has a kitschy cute name. Mark Conahan developed this Skullphabet and apparently it can be downloaded in True Type or Open Type format, which is cool (probably). It's totally free and everyone can get a kick out of doing their whatever-committee lecture notes in this awesome font for the next presentation they have at a meeting. Hardy har har.
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No, we're not alluding to Lawnmower Man or any other movie from the 80's or 90's about freakishÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â mindbendingÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â craziness like in "BRAIN SCAN" -Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â which, if you've seen it -Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â you know that it's one of Edward Furlong's not-so-crowning achievements (however the corny factor is off the scale, which can be awesome if your art school college friends have a bad-movie night... mine did). "IfÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â mindmapping isn't that,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â then what could it be, Kristi?" Well, dear readers, you can find out here, thanks to [via].Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â As Keanu says: "Whoaaaaaaaaaaaa".
This cloud lamp can be converted with a few simple googly eyes, into a creepy Halloween lamp. The actual construction only involves soap and water (and lamp construction material, such as PVC and wire). This is a very simple project, and the results can keep you entertained for hours. If there areÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â mind-altering substancesÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â involved, you could stretch that to days, but we don't recommend drug use under any circumstance. Booooo, drugs.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Loooove, lamp.
GioÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â is at it again! We just received this email from him regarding the new project on his site:Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
"Mark [Houston]Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â has been cooking and put together a Gainclone amplifier project. This chip amplifier uses the popular LM3875 chip and point-to-point wiring. This amp follows the idea of the 47 Laboratory gaincard amplifier, "rigid and compact". The enclosure for this amplifier is an aluminum cooking pan and a wooden cutting board."
Detailed pictures strewn about the article make it easy to follow, and fun to produce!
Yes, ladies and gentleman, a fairy house. If you don't quite believe in faeries, you can just make a cute little house similar to a gingerbread house, but a little more practical (as you're using common household items), and it's easier to build furniture and things using recycled materials. Cute wikihow article on how to make a faerie house can be found here.
This binary clock that Turd submitted to the hackedgadget forums is pretty amazing. Included in the forum post is a video, schematics, and some other pictures of the clock in action. If you can make your own, you can rule the world*.
This instructable teaches you how to make theatre/Hollywood quality lacerations and wounds out of latex and a few other accessories. If you're familiar with those really badÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â art kits that everyone gets from Walgreens or the hobby store, the stipple brush/sponge is HORRIBLE for painting, but awesome for Hollywood makeup.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Repurposing is awesome, and lacerations are too (but not real ones).Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
No, not the Cleveland Cavaliers, silly. Renaissance faire hats that have plumes and are made of felt and another luxurious, opulent, insanely extravagant fabrics with outrageous accessories. They're awesome, and with Halloween just around the corner, DIY:happy's going to be moving in the Halloweeny direction. This instructional has five chapters of sewing and composition of this hat. It's awesome, detailed, there are pictures, and it's not that difficult if you know how to sew - or if you know someone who does.