Here's another take on the electronic animated eye project by Phillip Burgess. Inspired by Sheb Wooley's 1958 hit novelty song, we present our one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater…

Like the bowler hat project, this one uses a single eye, making it more affordable and easier to build than its two-eyed brethren. It can also be installed as a functional doorbell, perfect for Halloween!

Prerequisite Guides

We recommend following the guides below to get familiar with the components used in this project.


This project uses two push buttons, one triggers the eye blinking, and the other rings the doorbell. The wiring should never be crossed/mixed up. Doorbells are typically higher-voltage (10 to 20V) alternating current and will totally blue-smoke the electronics, if triggered by a single button.

This guide was first published on Oct 29, 2015. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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