Leave it to engineers to think outside the pumpkin.
The JPL provides instruction for the NASA pumpkin-carving methods on their website. They show you the tools you need and give you some examples to get your mind thinking outside the pumpkin. NASA also has the photos from this years contestants on Flickr.
It should be no surprise that these engineers went far beyond anything we could make at home. They made one pumpkin hover. Another one expanded and contracted in what almost looks like a slow-motion explosion (it’s a supernova!). Our favorite was the pirate ship — there’s just so much detail! We can’t imagine making that in an hour.
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