High-Tech Halloween

October 27, 2008 at 12:12 am Leave a comment

Saturday night I was driving at night by Linden st and Vernon Av here in Normal, when I saw a lot of people of all ages walking towards the path by the Normal City Hall, then I remember reading that the Haunted Trial was taking place sponsored by the Normal Parks and Recreation Department, so I decided to pick up some friends and see what the event was all about.

I must say that I was really impressed, those guys put together quiet a show, it was an about 15 minute walk at the Constitution Trail where monsters, ghosts, zombies, etc would jump from both sides of the path yelling and screaming; the darkness of that place and the amazing costumes made the show actually frighting. After that, I got into the Halloween mood and started looking for technologies used during this time of the year to scare people. I found this news report from CBS news with some high tech haunted houses. The special effects shown in this video are truly impressive when you think about the behind the scenes of putting all this cool technology into action.

Note: Try to pay special attention to some of the names of the technologies used so that you don’t have to watch it twice specially if you get scared easily. If the video below doesn’t work, please try this link to the youtube page. –>  High-Tech haunted houses link.

If you liked the Animatronics shown in the video maybe you should know that ISU does offer some robotic related classes and Turner Hall has a robotics lab (TUR 115).

Math 120 students, remember to go back to blackboard and take the quiz for extra credit.

Thanks,

Edison

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