Overview and Materials

Overview:

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.

Materials:

  • 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)

This guide was first published on Oct 14, 2013. It was last updated on Oct 16, 2018. This page (Overview and Materials) was last updated on May 04, 2015.