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  1. Mechanical: Wiper motor quick popup

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    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...
  2. Mechanical: Raising a tombstone - What do I need

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    Hey all, Kinda looking/searching into more animatronic props lately (building myself) and wanna get more into electrical and motors, etc. I created this prop this year, kinda like tombstone, built outta foam and wood. Maybe weights 20lbs or so. I was thinking of raising it up and down. So...
  3. Mechanical: Building a Spring Bridge (like at Spirit)

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    I always thought the unstable bridges were a little corny but I like the one they have at Spirit this year. Anyone have any tips for making one? It doesn't have to be springy, just with some movement as a distraction. I read a tutorial about using half a rubber ball screwed onto the bottom of...
  4. Drooping birds

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    I had a bad feeling last night about how well the birds would secure upright on the wire I plan to run. So today I tried it. And the birds fall forward or backward. Can't get them to perch upright. They don't look very menacing. More like I'm poking fun at the whole thing. Which is not what I'm...
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