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After a few years with a simple jar, I decided this year my eyeball bubbler needed a fancier treatment (too many years of admiring steampunk artifacts, I guess)

Here's the old one:


and here's the new one in its general form:


The main jar is now a 2 gallon canister instead of 1 gallon. It gets a fish tank air compressor hose, to add bubbles, which also makes the water circulate. I drilled holes in the plastic eyeballs and filled them with water so they are neutrally buoyant and move with the motion of the water.

I plan to wire up the bottles on the right to look like a bank of Leyden Jars, and illuminate them with cascading icicle lights



The electrode terminals are made from lamp threaded tube parts. The brass ball at the top is a plastic christmas ornament. The fin assemblies are just fender washers on allthread rod.
 

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Thanks! I'm still getting the pieces together. I want to build a cabinet to go under it, and add better lighting, but the general effect is working.

Here's a video (it makes more sense as a prop in motion) Also, you can see that I like my Halloween horror to be more cartoonish than gory.


 

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Nice - love how it turned out. May borrow a few ideas from you - but more of a "witchy" feel than " Mad Scientist" - so will probably look more like your original...
 
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