NASA Carves Pumpkins Better Than You Ever Could

Put a man on the Moon? Sure. Establish a continuously orbiting zero-gravity laboratory? Easy. Parachute a rover onto Mars? Ain't no thang. Okay, fine NASA, but can you carve a pumpkin? » 10/31/14 2:01pm 10/31/14 2:01pm

Time-lapse: How a professional artist carves a pumpkin

We all carve pumpkins these days. But not many (none?) get to the level of detail and perfection as Marc Evan, from Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, who in this time-lapse video turns an illustration by artist Tara McPherson into a low relief sculpture on a pumpkin. Beautiful final result. » 10/30/14 12:09pm 10/30/14 12:09pm

Everybody Needs to Make a Pumpkin Keg to Drink Beer Out of This Month

I want to see a pumpkin keg at every Halloween party this month. Seriously, it's the most festive, tastiest way to spice up the alcohol. Here's how to make one. » 10/05/12 11:00pm 10/05/12 11:00pm

This Connecticut State Record-Breaking Pumpkin Grew in Just 2.5 Months

This record-setting, 1,487-pound pumpkin is the product of one Ken Desrosiers of Broad Brook, Connecticut and, as you can see, grew to that size in just two and a half months. » 9/27/11 6:20pm 9/27/11 6:20pm

Hurricane Irene Has Ruined Halloween By Killing Our Pumpkins

All that pumpkin-y goodness that comes with the fall holidays—tech Jack O'Lanterns, delicious pumpkin pies—has been spoiled by the wild wreck that was Irene. Farmers along the east coast are now warning that we're facing an extreme pumpkin shortage. » 9/20/11 3:40pm 9/20/11 3:40pm

These Pumpkins Run on Fossil Fuel

Did anyone see any truly great pumpkins this year? Did you try carving your own pornkins, or maybe an R2D2-O'-Lantern? For me, nothing beat last year's Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Blaze dino display. [Flickr via Ecorazzi via Photojojo] » 11/01/10 6:00am 11/01/10 6:00am

Darth Pumpkin and Yod-o'-lantern

Today, reader Jason Lindquist spotted these two at a local shop in Roseville, MN. The Force is not that strong in these pumpkins. Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate the carvers the next time. [Thanks, Jason] » 10/06/09 11:20pm 10/06/09 11:20pm

DIY Pumpkin Guaranteed To Make You Hollow Out Your Bowels

It's almost Halloween again, and for those of you who have yet to try your hand at carving a badass pumpkin, check out Make Zine's » 10/28/08 9:15pm 10/28/08 9:15pm video of a self-proclaimed "scariest pumpkin ever"—a simple looking pumpkin with not-so-simple insides. Looking at the project, it's apparent that aesthetics are not what is shocking…

TiV-o'-lantern Scares the Commercials Away

The specific story varies, but as legend has it, the original Jack-o'-Lantern came about as a punishment after a crafty gent named Jack played a trick on the Devil. We don't know if TiVo was trapped after their similar stunt, giving man a way to skip past pesky commercials before advertisers sealed the company's soul… » 10/27/08 2:50pm 10/27/08 2:50pm

Steve Jobs Jack-O-Lantern Only Moderately Scary to Neighborhood Children

Halloween's getting closer, and you know what that means: novelty pumpkin carving! The Joy of Tech has provided a nice little template » 10/18/08 12:15pm 10/18/08 12:15pm of Steve Jobs' face so you can have your own little Steve head in your front lawn this October 31st. Ryan from Seattle did an admirable job with the instructions, but even with Apple's…

Brando USB Pumpkin Lights are Actually Cubicle-Worthy

I have an allergy to all gimmicky USB things, but these USB Halloween Pumpkin LED lights are actually cubicle-worthy, especially seeing how they all look with the lights off. Unfortunately, the $13 8-pumpkin lights package has some problems. Why not use normal electric plugs? Why waste all that energy when the lights… » 9/09/08 3:00am 9/09/08 3:00am

iPumpkin - iPod, Meet Pumpkin

Do pumpkins and apples mix? Yup, just like peas and carrots. Hmmm...maybe an analogy not involving fruits vs. veggies would have been more effective. [ipumpkin]

Thanks Ari!
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Pumpkin Computer: Just Like Mom Used to Make

Here's a festive pumpkin computer to scare away the dorks this Halloween. The pumpkin modification started by hollowing out and drying the squash for the night. The next day, fans were stuck into the eyes with the grills screwed directly into the flesh. A Latitude D410 motherboard was then attached to a clipboard and… » 10/22/06 1:40pm 10/22/06 1:40pm

JustBorn Peeps Pumpkin DelightFills Hands-on

Being that it is currently All Hallows Eve, a night on which the demons and ghosties come out of their uneasy graves to destroy the souls of the living, we decided to get a jump on those selfsame ghosties and destroy our own souls with JustBorn Peeps Pumpkin DelighFills. » 10/31/05 12:32pm 10/31/05 12:32pm