Age: 10-Present Inspiration: Scary house down the street Purpose: To scare people and for fun Significance: This was my first major electrical undertaking. It taught me about digital circuits and was part of the reason that I got my Arduino.
This is the reason I haven't trick or treated on Halloween since fourth grade, a commitment that I won't regret. What started as a simple paint drawing in fifth grade turned into an annual haunted house in my garage. Modified and added onto every year, the current version of the haunted house includes an opening casket, dropping spider, candy conveyor, etc. This project taught me about countless concepts and has been improved and worked on every year since its conception. This project inspired me to make my very first custom complex circuit. Not only did it teach me about the purpose of resistors, capacitors, photocells, LM555s, transistors, relays, transformers, and microcontrollers, but also concepts such as current. This has been a huge project one so big that I made an instructable for it so check it out at http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Haunted-House/.