by Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist
I participated in a high school recruiting event at the University of Colorado – Fort Collins on October 31st. In keeping with the Halloween observance, I wore my Halloween shirt and carved a pumpkin that looked like an XBox console. I got the pattern from XBox Live at http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/events/trixandtreats/1022-pumpkins.htm . It took about 3 hours to complete. I have almost no experience doing this, but I used a simple wood carving set from Hobby Lobby . The results were pretty good and lots of the kids at the event took pictures with their phones. It looked pretty good on the porch that night with companion pumpkins carved by other family members.
Here is a short video of our porch special effects.