• 10.31.16

NASA Gave These Halloween Pumpkins The Geek Treatment

Using a few batteries and a little paint, literal rocket scientists made some really cool jack-o’-lanterns.

It only took NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory an hour to beat your best attempts at pumpkin carving. At the lab’s annual pumpkin carving event, teams built elaborate pumpkin contraptions with multiple layers, moving mouths, and spinning mechanisms. One has a switch that, when flipped on, activates a robotic arm that turns the same switch off.


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Sarah Kessler is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she writes about the on-demand/gig/sharing "economies" and the future of work.