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Scare Up Some Fun With These Halloween Electronics Tricks

by Ronald Elias

It's time to get especially spooky. 

When it comes to holidays and electronics, people may think of elaborate Christmas light displays or the like. But, there's nothing that says that some technology can't go a long way toward helping you and your family in having an extra memorable Halloween this year.  

As your local electronics store, not only do we want to provide you with the best place in town to purchase electronics, we also want to provide you with new and exciting ways to use that technology. And given the upcoming holiday, we thought it would be fun to put together a list of out-of-the-box ideas for your electronics and home technology to help celebrate the coming of the Great Pumpkin. From all of us here, have a safe and happy Halloween—and we hope you enjoy these tricks and treats! 

CARving Pumpkins

Augmented reality is a fun little piece of technology, and using your cell phone with a little bit of technological AR magic can be a great way to spruce up any holiday celebration. 

It can be even more fun for something like Halloween. Take the Washington Post's AR pumpkin carving app, which takes the power of AR and your phone and uses them to help you project a stencil on whatever you are trying to carve. It might just be enough to help you finally win the neighborhood's pumpkin carving content this year, and if there's anything worth celebrating, it's 100% that. 

Pumpkin Pi 

Pumpkin pie may be good to eat, but we wouldn't recommend eating this fun stay-at-home project, even though we still feel like it will be a treat that you and your family enjoys working on. 

Team Seluxit over at Hackster have put together a Raspberry Pi powered pumpkin that can be used for all sorts of Halloween tricks this year, while also giving you and the kids a fun little project that will help expand their hands-on skills.

Musical Mayhem

There are a lot of Google Home and Alexa pranks that could fit the bill as good Halloween tricks, but for the purposes of this list we are going to stick with just one. 

That one happens to be pretty much the easiest, as well. Get ready to use your Google Home or your Alexa to play your Halloween playlist—all you have to do is create a collection of your favorite terrifying tunes. Whether you are counting down the days until Halloween, throwing a party, or just want eerie noises and songs to fill your house for the whole month, taking advantage of your smart assistants is the easiest way to spread the season all throughout your home ... at least musically.

Knock Knock

Who's there? Everybody knows that a good knock on the door at the wrong moment can send a shiver up anybody's spine, but with smart home security, you can at least be prepared for when that knock is ... about to come knocking. 

To make things even more ghoulish for the holidays, Ring has an Addams Family chime that you can use with your video camera or doorbell. It's a great way to tie together your home technology with the season, while still making sure that you are alerted of any trick-or-treaters that come to your door. 

There's just no other time of the year like Halloween, and we want to make sure your entire family is prepared to celebrate! Give us a call or stop in today and we'd be glad to help you find the best -- and spookiest – electronics, not just for Halloween, but to help make your life better and easier throughout the whole year.