SparkFun will be closed Friday 7/3/2020 for the 4th of July holiday. All orders placed after 2 pm MT on Thursday 7/2/2020 will be shipped out on Monday 7/6/2020. SparkFun Support will also resume on Monday 7/6/2020. Have a safe holiday!
If the spooky messages you’re getting from beyond the grave seem vague and disjointed to you, maybe some blinky lights can help to accent the important parts. #funkydemonspeak
Electronics projects based on holidays have always seemed chintzy and contrived to me...except for Halloween. That one’s always more sincere, but maybe just because it’s my favorite holiday? I’ve always found my greatest inspiration around Halloween, and this year is no different. All of the pieces fell into place to make a really sweet glowing and talking skull --- especially once I found that I could buy a big glass (OK, resin) skull on Amazon for 36 bucks. My own “crystal” skull?? Who could say no to this?
This project melds my glass skull with an MP3 trigger board, a couple of Class-D amplifier breakout boards, a SAMD21 Breakout, two of our big surface transducers and a pair of our forthcoming Lumenati 8-pack LED boards. The net result is a glass skull that lights up brightly when the spirits deem to convey their wisdom. Or sometimes just screams, as the spirits can be fickle. Now go scare some kids!