UW Today

October 25, 2007

Media advisory: Engineering students create electrifying Halloween decorations

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Rolling robots, mechanical monsters that follow you, spooky candy jars: all are motorized Halloween decorations built by University of Washington electrical engineering students competing in a new departmental contest.

Students who entered the competition.
UW students, faculty and staff, and their children, who will see the entries and vote for their favorites.

Friday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

UW Seattle campus, electrical engineering building basement

This is the inaugural HallowEEn Challenge, in which electrical engineering students form groups and design fun, electrically inspired decorations. Students are vying for the $700 first prize. Judging is open to members of the public. The nine entries will be on display Friday, Oct. 26 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Entries include The Grad Student, a pumpkin-headed rolling robot; the Spooky Vision Monster that turns its head as people walk by; and the Glowing Pumpkins, a light show inside carved pumpkins.

Setup will begin at 3:30 p.m. after the change of classes.

The competition Web site is http://www.ee.washington.edu/news/2007/halloween_challenge.html  


For more information contact Mari Ostendorf at (206) 221-5748 or mo@ee.washington.edu.