Mark's Haunted Garage

Information about using PIC microcontrollers

How-To pages


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.

I have created an email list for fellow haunters who live in or near western New York. For more information on that email list, see

Page last modified 11/23/2020