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“Fun”kin

Brian wanted to wire up a jack-o-lantern with an Arduino and some LEDs, and I decided that rather than muck up his electronics with pumpkin guts, a foam carveable pumpkin might be the way to go.  We bought one Funkin and one real pumpkin (can’t miss out on roasting the seeds!).

At first I thought carving the Funkin was harder, but it’s actually a bit easier because the shell is thinner.  The knives that came in a set with some templates were terrible and flimsy and heated up very quickly from sawing through the foam.  I like the idea that we can keep designs we like indefinitely.

Brian is gluing and wiring as I type.  I’ll have to post some pictures/video when he’s done.

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