A Larson Scanner Project – I Almost Forgot Halloween Was Here!

Would you believe I got to sleep in today?  Also, WHY was I not told that HALLOWEEN is already here?!  I have to come up with yet another tasteless costume commentary on life, news, and celebrity deaths!

Oh, the tasteless fun…

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But nonetheless JUST as exciting, HALLOWEEN LIGHTING PROJECT TIME!  How many times of year do geeks and nerds like us get to add the element of light to the inside of a pumpkin?  Not enough, says this observer.  I got news of a cool post at one of my favorite DIY blogs, Evil Mad Scientist Labs, who has created the Larson Scanner Kit for your pumpkins and everything else you need a series of scanning red LEDs to make better.  Glen A. Larson was the guy who invented the red scanning LED idea for the Knight Rider and Battlestar Galactica series – properties master indeed!

Evil Mad Scientist Labs makes use of the ATtiny2313 microcontroller chip for power efficiency, and has improved upon their original design for a Larson Scanner kit.  Nice work, fellas!

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All photos from oskay’s photostream on Flickr.