A walk through video of Canyon Trail Cemetery, our yard display located in the suburbs of Chicago.
30+ Pneumatic props along with a number of motorized and static props along with a full house façade, almost all of which were made by my Wife and me.
Took advantage of this glorious weather last weekend in Chicago to start on some Halloween building. Since I am about maxed out for pneumatics, thought I would work on some more motorized props.
Still have to detail it out, but worked out the mechanics of a Zombie Ground Breaker using a wiper...
I want to build a working Jack-In-The-Box, but a pneumatic system is a bit expensive for my budget. I was thinking about a simple spring-powered mechanism, but that would require someone to trigger and reset it every time.
Here's something that popped into my head last night. Would it be...
Hi All! I'm hoping the Halloween hive-mind can come together and help me brainstorm this! My dream costume is Medusa, but I only want to do it if I can get the snakes to move in the headpiece. Right now, I'm thinking about 6 snakes that will swivel or move just slightly. The snakes themselves...
Alright, so this may be very, very basic stuff for a lot of you but it may help some that are just getting into motorized props. Here is a video of how I prep an old laptop power supply to use for a wiper motor. I hope this helps!
I had this brainstorm last night on how to create a FCG in the middle of my graveyard with out all the overhead rigging that comes with a FCG. Though the drawing is an early draft, the idea is the motor and movement mechanisms would be hidden in a tombstone with only the wires coming out the...
Purchased from Musician's Friend for $9.99 (free shipping).
25 POUND CAPACITY
PRICE / AVAILABILITY
.1 AMP MOTOR (not enough power for continues 25 pound load)
* (unless you want to void the warranty and seal it with RTV...
i have been given 8 of these Crouzet motors from my dad, the only problem is how do i mount something like a cam to the tiny motor shaft ???. The motors run of 12vdc and have a fair bit of torque.