Raspberry Pi Jack-O-Lantern Turns and Watches Passersby

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Raspberry Pi Jack-O-Lantern Turns and Watches Passersby

Looking to create something extra creepy this Halloween? Look no further! Halloween always brings out some of the best Raspberry Pi projects. Maker Caleb Lemoine has created a spooky Raspberry Pi-powered jack-o-lantern project that detects people and turns around to watch them as they walk by.

This project was inspired by a similar project created by Ryder Damen, another Pi project guru who we’ve had the honor of featuring on our website before. Ryder’s setup involves a moving mannequin head but Lemoine has opted for a more traditional pumpkin-based design.

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The jack-o-lantern is built on top of a Raspberry Pi 3 B and uses a Pimoroni pan-and-tilt hat. Two PIR Motion sensors are fitted inside 3D-printed enclosures and used to determine when people are nearby as well as where they are in relation to the pumpkin. 

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