Month: October 2009

Happy Halloween from MAKE

Happy Halloween from MAKE

We hope you have a monstrously great Halloween and that you’ve had fun making costumes and home haunt decorations. If you did, please take pics and post them to the MAKE Flickr Pool. Be safe, have fun, and may your treats be many and your tricks be few (unless, of course, you’re doing the tricking). […]

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Mark Frauenfelder on NPR’s Science Friday

Mark Frauenfelder on NPR’s Science Friday

Mark, MAKE’s Editor-in-Chief, was on NPR’s Science Friday yesterday, talking about how to “Geek Your Halloween.” You can hear the broadcast here. Photo and pumpkin carving by Patrick Murray.

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Pinwall facade pinball marchine

Turning the front of a building (via projections) into a pinball machine. UrbanScreen

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Automatic sound-responsive puppet mouth

Automatic sound-responsive puppet mouth

Guilherme Martins built this “talkie walkie” in response to a challenge to build a robot using only one servo. It responds to sound in real time, automatically controlling the movements of a lip-syncing paper mouth. [via Hack a Day]

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Anatomy suit one-piece zombie costume

Anatomy suit one-piece zombie costume

Well, OK, I think it’s really three pieces. But the head and body are a single piece which eliminates the neck seam and makes the effect way more realistic. Then each hand/forearm is one piece, but those seams are concealed by the tattered shirt. A commercial product from TheHorrorDome.com. [via Boing Boing]

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Pumpkin abuse in the name of science

Over at the Periodic Table of Videos, their chemists put pumpkins through the ringer to demonstrate properties of various chemicals, states, and processes. Nice to see Halloween getting the whole “Peeps in the microwave” treatment. [Thanks, Shawn!] Periodic Table of Videos More: See our own growing collection of chemistry experiments in the Make: Science Room

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