Last week, a small contingent of SparkFunions headed out to Fritzler Farms in LaSalle, Colorado. Since 2000, Fritzler Farms has been in the business of Halloween entertainment, with a haunted hotel, an awesome corn maze and a handful of other Halloween-ish activities (like the zombie hunt where you ride around in a SWAT team style school bus while firing paintballs at zombies…but I digress).
What we were particularly interested in was their use of electronics. When the Fritzler family started out, they quickly came to realize that the types of haunted installments they wanted to use were 1) very pricey and 2) could not be customized. So, Trevor Fritzler and friend Joshua Stanton started Extreme Custom Makers to start building their own awesome haunted creations using a bevy of readily available parts (many of which come from SparkFun). The results are pretty brilliant:
Trevor and Josh are constantly coming up with new crazy ideas for Fritzler Farms, and this year they pulled out all the stops to create a one-of-a-kind haunted experience. We can’t recommend enough that you take a visit and check out the amazing work these guys are doing.