There’s a plethora of projects you can create using Raspberry Pi, and with Halloween coming up, now’s as great a time as any to try them out. This article is going to give you five ideas for using Raspberry Pi to take your Halloween costume to the next level – hopefully you can try one of them or perhaps they will give you some inspiration to come up with something new!
A scary pumpkin
Pumpkins are one of the main characters when it comes to Halloween. In the next few days leading up to the date, people traditionally carve and decorate pumpkins to make them as unique and scary as possible. By making use of a Raspberry Pi, they can be taken to a whole new level.
You will be able to find many tutorials online that explain in more detail how to animate a 3D printed pumpkin. You can purchase a Raspberry Pi online at The Pi Hut and get started.
A zombie head
The goal of this is to scare trick or treaters so much that they won’t have time to grab some sweets! You’ll need some speakers, an infrared sensor, some LEDs and a Raspberry Pi to complete this project. By using a sensor that detects temperature increases when a person approaches, you will be able to make your zombie emit a range of spooky sounds to scare anyone nearby.
A Ouija board
If you’re a fan of Stranger Things, you’ll especially like this costume idea or decoration. It’s a banner that recreates the wall of lights from the series. Following a step-by-step video on YouTube will enable you to learn how to send messages to the Ouija either through a list of predetermined messages or on the spot. If you’re looking to surprise and scare your friends and family, this is one of the best ideas.
Continuing with the spooky theme, this project will show you how to create a motion activated transparent screaming ghost. This is one of the most fun projects that can be done with a Raspberry Pi and all you need to complete it is a projector, motion sensors, a transparent panel and of course a Raspberry Pi. More details of the project can be found here for your reference.
Trick or treating
A game for the younger ones to enjoy on Halloween is a classic trick or treating costume design or project. It’s a simplistic mechanism. After pressing a button, a wheel on the monitor will begin to turn with different sweets and the option to stop it will determine how many sweets.
Although game programming is required for this, all that’s needed is a Raspberry Pi, some speakers, a button and some sort of Halloween decoration. The process can be easily found and followed on either Reddit or YouTube.
There is no limit to the amount of things you can do with a Raspberry Pi, especially when it comes to fun projects like those mentioned here. Experiment with your Raspberry Pi and see what other fun ideas you can come up with this Halloween.