Mark's Haunted Garage

Information about using PIC microcontrollers

How-To pages


2021 update: I have moved out of New York State, and I did not move any of my halloween props with me. Mark's Haunted Garage is officially closed forever. I will not be adding new information to this site. I intend to eventually drop the and domain names. If you came to this site using either of those domains, take note of the new URL, which you should have been redirected to, as that will be the new home for this site.

I'm a computer programmer by trade, but I've always wanted to make computers do more than just number-crunching. I wanted to make them do things in the physical world. Turn lights on and off. Play sounds when a sensor is triggered. Make things move. Etc. Halloween seemed like a good way to work on this ambition. Over the last few years, I have slowly been working on my electrical knowledge and improving the props I use to haunt my garage each Halloween evening.

The links below will take you to pages that show what I have done in my garage over the last 10 years or so. These pages require a browser with JavaScript enabled. Clicking on a picture will pop up a window with a larger version of the picture. Because it opens a new window, your browser must have pop-ups enabled. I don't have any pop-up ads on my site.

I have a make-shift blog where I post things like projects I have worked on, experiments I have tried, etc. Depending on the results, some of these posts may eventually shift over to my How-To pages, but for now, I keep them here.

Page last modified 10/24/2022