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.
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.