Overview and Materials


This is an easy project that requires no soldering and only takes a few minutes to put together. WIth a strand of digital led pixels and an Arduino, you can create 12 pairs of creepy eyes, randomly blinking from behind a dark window or in the bushes.


  • 1 Arduino - Most any type will work (Uno, Leonardo, Mega, Due, Flora etc). We used a Leonardo for the protype.
  • 1 12mm Pixel Strand
  • 4 Jumper wires
  • 1 6xAA battery box
  • 6 AA batteries
  • 1 small plastic bag (for outdoor use)
  • Rubber bands
  • Tape (for window mounting)
  • Spring clamps, clothespins or twist-ties (for attaching to shrubs)

Last updated on May 04, 2015 Published on Oct 14, 2013