Scary Clown, Hacked Halloween Decoration

Scary Clown was an old broken Halloween decoration, not so scary. Until Clark teamed up with our 8-year old to hack it. They installed a Raspberry Pi where his heart would be, added ultrasonic sensors so it could detect when someone was near, motors to move its arms and head, installed AlexaPi, giving it all the functionality of Alexa (yes, Scary Clown can tell you the weather). But it still wasn’t scary enough. So they gave him a German accent and programmed some terrifying lines. We don’t really dislike small children, but it sure is disturbing when Scary Clown says he does! This project is more involved than our intro class, but shares many of the same elements. This naughty clown was programmed in Python.

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