Carving pumpkins may not be rocket science - but that hasn't stopped Nasa engineers, BBC reports.
Scientists at the space agency's Jet Propulsion Lab held their annual contest to create the best pumpkin this week.
Entries included a gourd inspired by Star Wars villain Darth Vader, and two pumpkins dressed as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton being hit by a meteor.
Motors, robotics and lights all featured heavily.
Nasa JPL mechanical engineer Aaron Yazzie posted some of the hi-tech entries on Twitter, complete with commentary. The result resembles a joyful science fair for the world's biggest space geeks.
One team created a pumpkin modelled on popular video game character PACMAN, featuring a moving robotic mouth.
Another turned the hollowed-out vegetable into a barbecue full of coals, and topped it with a grill.
Mr Yazzie was least impressed by an entry featuring flashing lights and a robotic arm that slinks out of the pumpkin, branding it "most useless".