Put a head or some floating brains in it. Run some EL lighting wire to create a life support system. Or, put an arm bone, add some flesh to it and then attach Piranha fish and run air out where they are feeding.
It was nothing really fancy but several years ago, I made a sculpey brain for a party and put it in my old tank, along with a doll eye (would've used two, but I'd misplaced the other one). Added some highlighter dye to the water and put a blacklight in the fixture.
The brain had two screws in the "temples", to which copper wire was attached (there were also short bits in the end of the medulla oblongata). The wire attached to a thin wooden bar placed under the light fixture, suspending the brain midway in the tank. Air trapped in the doll eye and the natural rigidity of the tubing made the eye tend to float. A long air stone was placed in the bottom to provide "oxygen" (and the circulating water from that and the filter in back made the eye tend to bob around randomly a bit)
Nowadays I'd do something more elaborate, possibly using 3d printed parts (i.e. trim on the tank, mad scientist widgets, etc.) I still have the brain and eyes, but I'd have to get a new tank (or use one of those giant cheese puff containers like some people do)
So I had the stuff I was giving away in the garage (mistake #1) and had a couple of beers (mistake #2) and before I knew it the old dog had a new dog house. Pneumatic doors coming up after the paint dries.
Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a great and successful Halloween! Mine went well despite having a somewhat low turnout. The weather started extremely windy but by the evening, the wind was non existent so the fog looked great.
This year's project was the construction of some new cemetery...
I love building these contraption inspired by Kenneth Strickfaden.
What Mad scientist Laboratory is complete without one? I will be doing many more. I hope you like and I hope to see what others have come up with. Thank you!
Normally we have a massive amount of people that visit every Halloween, this year not as much because us Southerners do not like the cold and this Halloween was cold enough to keep a lot of people at home. Even before Halloween day there is a good amount of people that drive by every day to see...