October 16, 2013

Surprise people with an Arduino-controlled car horn prank box

To liven up your home or office consider making the car horn prank box devised by Randy Sarafan. It consists of a small enclosure holding an Arduino which controls a car horn via external circuitry - and a light-dependent resistor is used to detect the movement of an unsuspecting visitor. Thankfully there is a thirty second delay from being turned on to armed - so you have enough time to hide the device and take cover. The construction and operation has been summarised in the following video:

Although this project would be a lot of fun, please be mindful of the horn location and the ears of passers-by. Nevertheless, you can find complete instructions on the project page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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