Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,--
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
This guide is based on the Uncanny Eyes project by Phil Burgess, with a Halloween-y twist. We'll build an electronic eye as compact and small as possible. Put it in a wide-mouthed jar and add it to your potion shelf, or attach a leather thong to wear it like a pendant around your neck.
This is a fairly advanced project that requires fiddly soldering in a small space and uses delicate parts. There's a good bit of software setup needed also. You can add custom images and tweak the code if you'd like, or just copy and paste our code as-is. It's not an easy project, but the end result is so incredibly cool that it's worth a bit of hard work!
- Hookup wire in 2 types / multiple colors:
- Solid core wire
- Silicone stranded wire
- Soldering iron & accessories
- Hot glue gun
- Reptile print or halloween fabric
- Wide mouth jar or necklace cord
- 1.5" acrylic half-sphere (less expensive at your local Tap Plastics)
- Needle & thread