Those are both exactly what I am looking for. I can make everything work, so I don't really need plans. The only thing I need to figure out is the lifting of the lid.Look at this if it will work for you I can help you out. http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/70490-2008-monster-box.html
I used 2 ways for one of my pop ups. But on on of them I had to put doorThose are both exactly what I am looking for. I can make everything work, so I don't really need plans. The only thing I need to figure out is the lifting of the lid.
Is the head of the clown (or whatever) that is on top of the air cylinder attached to the lid as well? I'm trying to stay away from getting too complicated and expensive by using EFX, etc. Maybe if I put the head on the air cylinder and had it lift the lid as well, I could use a spring on the lid to close the lid and reset the prop. Does that make sense? LOL
Finally, can a 2 way solenoid be used for this, since gravity will be used to reset the air cylinder or do I need a 3 way valve?
Thanks a million for the help!!
Thanks for the link!
Ya it would work.'ll have to check them out.
In the meantime, a thought just occurred to me. Can I use one solenoid to control two cylinders simultaneously? Obviously, both cylinders would activate at the same time with the same pressure, but could it be done by splitting the line out from the solenoid?