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Today, we bring you some tech-inspired ideas to bring a touch of geekery to the Halloween ritual of pumpkin-carving.
1. Grumpy Cat
This no-carve pumpkin pattern is perfect for those who really don’t want to get into the spirit of things and just wish Halloween would go away already.
Image via The Swell Designer
If you have multiple pumpkins to work with, a Pac-Man scene is another no-carve option.
Image via ZeldaFanWithATacoXD/deviantART
A classic, and none too difficult either.
Image via DesignWebKit
4. Minecraft Creepers
Who needs a typical orange pumpkin when you can make Minecraft Creepers out of green pumpkins, green squash, courgettes or bell peppers.
Image via Alpha Mom
Go wild for a whole range of punctuated emotions.
Image via Leah Tucker/ThinkGeek Facebook
6. Xbox power button
This pumpkin weilds all the power.
Image via harrysaxon23/Flickr
7. Space Invaders
Pixelated shapes like the famous Space Invaders aliens are a doddle for intermediate pumpkin-carvers.
Image via Geek TV
8. QR Code
If your pumpkin-carving is meticulous, you might just manage to pull this one off.
Image via QR Code Artist
For the more advanced pumpkin-carver, the Mozilla browser’s logo was just made for this rotund orange shape.
Image via Geek.com
10. Angry Birds
The genius of this carving is the slingshot shadow projected from the reverse.
Image via TalkAndroid.com
OK, we’re moving into expert pumpkin-carving territory here with this incredible R2-D2 recreation.
Image via Fantasy Pumpkins
12. Death Star
This expert-level pumpkin has the added bonus of being more than a bit intimidating to look at.
Image via Fantasy Pumpkins
13. Tetris pumpkin
If you’re a more skilled pumpkin carver who laughs at the simplicity of the previous designs, this tech treat is for you: a fully playable Tetris pumpkin. The stalk is a joystick – just try and beat that!
Image via HaHa Bird
14. The Wi-Fi is down
And, finally, behold: the scariest pumpkin you will ever see. Noooooo!!!
Image via meganmackay.net
Get your early bird tickets now!