Texas man builds candy-shooting cannon and robot to keep trick-or-treating alive

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This isn’t your father's trick-or-treating.

As the holiday draws closer, people across the country are still asking what Halloween will look like this year. Some areas have discussed canceling events like trick-or-treating, while it appears that others are looking to invent new ways to keep the tradition alive.

Luke Keyes still plans on giving out candy to trick-or-treaters this year, even if he has to go high-tech for his solutions, KVUE reports. The Austin, Texas, resident has reportedly built multiple devices, including a candy-delivering robot, to celebrate the holiday.

Keyes spoke with the news outlet, saying, “Right now we probably don't want humans to hand-deliver candy, so why don't we use a robot for it?"

Aside from the robot, which he says he started working on eight years ago (for non-trick-or-treating related reasons), Keyes also built a candy-shooting cannon that fires candy a socially distant six-feet.

"I love trick-or-treating," said Keyes. "To me, I like trick-or-treating a little more than Christmas because at Christmas you give gifts to your friends and family; Halloween, you give gifts to everybody."

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Keyes isn’t the only person looking to give Halloween an upgrade due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fox News previously reported that YouTube channel Wicked Makers designed and built a candy slide, which is exactly what it sounds like. One person can stand at the top of the slide and drop candy down to someone standing a safe distance away.

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The spooky prop was made by combing PVC pipe with cheesecloth, paint and some skeleton decorations to give it an appropriate look for the Halloween season.

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