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  1. Mechanical: Linkage for props

    Halloween Props
    Just a suggestion for metal linkage for your props. I know you can use a variety of things like pvc, metal, aluminum, wood or even string. I just bought these 1/4" thick by 3/4" wide aluminum bars. All 12" long. You can input all kind of sizes or lengths on Ebay. I got 10 for $18 free...
  2. Mechanical: Wiper motor quick popup

    Halloween Props
    I was playing around with linkage simulator and stumbled across this configuration. It would really work well with a Picovolt where you can set it start when it is laying down and it would stop then go in reverse back to the laying position. Or let it go ahead and just make one complete turn...
  3. Mechanical: Motor movements and prop ideas

    Halloween Props
    Any good website or thread here shows a bunch of motor movement ideas, particularly electric motors and props? Looking for ideas and linkage ideas to start making props for 2019. Been out of the Haunted house hobby for 9 years. Maybe air powered too, just not sure. Thanks
  4. Leering Skelly 2017 simple linkage

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is not a full build tutorial but I thought I would share a picture with dimensions of the simple linkage using a cheap 5 rpm synchronous motor. The skelly itself was a Pose-N-Stay taken apart at the pelvis. I disassembled the spine and secured a length of 3/8 threaded rod inside with epoxy...
  5. Mechanical: Leering Skeleton atop column proof of concept test...

    Halloween Props
    Here is the rough mock up initial test for my leering skellies atop my 6 foot columns that are at the entrance to my graveyard set up. I'm limited to the room inside the columns for my linkage movement. It is currently about 1" to long on the side. Question for the folks who have built a...
  6. Mechanical: Is anyone building a ships helm this year?

    Halloween Props
    I would love to follow along. So if anyone is and you are willing to do a kindergarten style tutorial I would be most grateful. I don't have woodworking tools but I do have a motor /controller/ and a real ships wheel. The one I had never quite worked as well as I liked. I have seen several here...
  7. Mechanical: Linkage Help

    Halloween Props
    I am new to making halloween props and my first one I am trying is to make a head turn on a body - I have a reindeer motor that works great but I need some help making the linkage. Can someone help with what materials I need, recommended dimensions, etc. Thanks for your help!
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