So cool!! I can not wait to see your version of my prop!
J-man sorry to hear the synchronous motor did not work but I know you will have it working with the wiper motor.
Paul has made a cool prop that lots of people will be making.
Well I had another idea for the motor and so far in testing it seems to be working pretty good. I had a 1/4 scale high torque servo laying around waiting for good use. I disassembled it and converted it into a continuous rotation servo. Mounted the arm with the wheel to it and viola. The servo is easy to control with a microcontroller and it's much lighter and smaller than the wiper motor. I may even program it with a PIR sensor so it only runs when someone is near. Still have to do the face sculpting/painting.
Absolutely haunting! How do you cut out the R.I.P. ? Very clean. Is this set in motion by a motion detector? Will you be uploading a movie short to show the motion? I'd really like to see the mechanics in motion.
Thanks for the kind words chubstuff! BTW, nothing wrong with static props, when they're done right they can be very impressive!