Hi all, just wanted to share a quick picture of a barrel pop up I built these last 2 days. This is my second year donating my time (and some materials) to a local non-profit organization that has been working for the last 8 years to restore a movie theatre in their town that was built in 1914 and hasn't played a movie for the last 25 years. Every year they host a "haunted" tour of the town. This year since the first stage of the theatre has been completed, the are able to actually show horror movies there once again.
I didn't have time to take any pictures of the guts, but I will. I got a great deal on the cylinder, but it was a bit of overkill for the application it is a 24 inch x 1 3/4" Bimba cylinder. I got such a good deal on it I couldn't pass it up. It was so tall in fact, I had to build an offset mount to allow the body to go all the way back in the barrel and have the lid close. A bit more work, but having him rocket 2 feet out of the barrel is awesome. it is activated by a $9 remote control 110 volt outlet setup. Air is being supplied from a 4 gallon Husky portable compressor.
This picture was taken from my phone, but you get the idea. He is actually going to be placed in an area where construction is not finished and will be placed amongst other barrels, wood and various debris.