R. Scott Coppersmith
Published © GPL3+

Halloween-of-Things (HoT) And Your Little Internet Too

This project is a Halloween effects controller with video to capture the expressions of the trick-or-treaters and control some effects.

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Halloween-of-Things (HoT) And Your Little Internet Too

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
×1
PIR Motion Sensor (generic)
PIR Motion Sensor (generic)
×1
Molex headers
×1

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)

Story

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Schematics

Scary Clown Schematic

Simple wiring

Code

Scary Clown Code

Python
Raspberry pi Python code
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
import time
import os
import pygame
from shutil import copyfile
IRinputPin = 17
GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)
GPIO.setup(IRinputPin,GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_UP)
count = 10
pygame.mixer.init()
pygame.mixer.music.load("/home/pi/Music/Witch.mp3")
print('System Reset')
while (count>0):
    print(count)
    count-=1
    time.sleep(1)
print('System Armed')
while True:
    print('Waiting for input')
    if (GPIO.input(IRinputPin)):
        time.sleep(1)
    else:
        print('IR input detected')
        os.system("fswebcam -r 960x720 -d /dev/video0 /home/pi/webcam.jpg")
        timestr = time.strftime("%Y%m%d-%H%M%S")
        filename2 = ('/home/pi/'+timestr+'.jpg')
        copyfile('/home/pi/webcam.jpg', filename2)
        print('Saving Picture')
        os.system("python /home/pi/sendnotify.py")
        print('Sending email')
        pygame.mixer.music.play()
        print('Resetting System')
        count = 30
        while (count>0):
            print(count)
            count-=1
            time.sleep(1)
        print('System Armed')        

Credits

R. Scott Coppersmith

R. Scott Coppersmith

12 projects • 12 followers
Research Engineer, Embedded systems designer

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