Are you ready to add a little Arduino to your Halloween decorations? Using the RobotGeek Floor Mat Experimenter's Kit and a few extra parts and props you can automate scaring all your trick or treaters. This project will show you how to read from a Floor Mat Switch or PIR motion sensor and then activate a relay. You can activate a RobotGeek Relay to turn on DC devices like vibrating Halloween props and sirens, or you can use a PowerSwitch Tail to turn on AC loads like strobe lights, leaf blowers and boom boxes.
Our examples are all Halloween themed, but these examples can be applied to a variety of projects like security systems, pranks, entry logging, and more.
This Kit will require you to solder wires to the floor mat switch. You may also need to solder extensions depending on what kind of external device you are trying to control.