Determined to pull off the dino theme this year and working on an idea for an electric fence to cordon off areas where I will be using AtmosFear's Dino Experience projections for "live" dinosaurs. I'm trying to keep the cost down, easy construction (limited tools), materials need to fit in my car for transport, and hopefully a convincing fence look in the end. Here's my rough drawing of what I have in mind.
Here's some of the materials:
1) concrete 8x8x8 in. block, interior hole dimension 5x5 in., 17 lbs. each.
2) 6 or 8ft long wood boards, 4-1/2 in. wide, to form each post's two side sections, connected by wooden spacers for structural stability and topped by a piece with a center hole drilled to hold a LED flashing cone light
3) foamboard for the front post panel
4) "bolts" (push-in plastic rivets with curved heads to push through the foamboard to give similar effect)
5) clothes line (seems cheapest route) colorized gray/silver somehow for a metal look
6) LED flashing cone lights for use as indication of energized fence (steady red light) or trouble in a section (bright rapidly red flashing light).
7) gray paint for wood and foamboard sections.
8) drill for making vertically spaced holes in height of side wood panels to run "wiring" through each post connecting them.
9) signage - Warning 10,000 Volts, Warning Do Not Touch Fence! Electrified Fence throughout the Park
Feel free to add any comments or suggestions here.
I'm sure I can carry home in my car 6ft long wood pieces but was considering 8ft if I can. Any thoughts on which length you think would look better? Most of the kids will be 5ft or under I think. I like the idea of a towering fence but if I go with 8ft posts do you think the flashing post lights on top of the fence will be less noticeable? Do want them seen. So far I'm planning on 7 posts to the electrified fence as a minimum to "protect" the "live" dinosaur specimens--a T-rex and a pack of velociraptors.
I set up a HalloweenForum "2019 Dino theme" album for my projects and plan to add photos as things progress. Photo of some of the project parts are in my album.