Alright just finished a pretty simple pneumatic prop. He's called Boogedy and he is DMX controlled:
If you all remember, I fell in love with a new skeleton made by Fright Theatre at Transworld. He is a latex over foam full size skeleton that has the most amazing kinetic energy. With a nudge, the energy reverberates and he has the best 'built-in' zombie moves. This is achieved by having a steel rod through his body. So, I found a way to have a single pneumatic nudge him.....using a Lazy Susan and a bungee cord. heh.
With all the recent questions about how to use DMX, I took the opportunity to make a video explaining how I use DMX, VSA, pneumatics and sound and DMX lights. Plus, you can see Boogedy's simple action:
I got a raw Boogedy from Fright Theatre. He came with two steel foot plates, 1/2 gallon of latex, chip brushes and some corpsing material (spider webbing). So, I latexed, corpsed and painted him myself. Here is a link to Fright Theatre's finished Boogedy: Fright Theatre
Steve there will sell the raw ones like I got for a great price. I found latexing him myself was a great way to learn about that skill (easy!) and how to add scary paint effects (easier!)