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Has anyone done this before? I want to have a skeleton actual climb up and down my house, not be static like other displays. He would be surrounded by others but one would actually move up and down.I did find a tutorial on Youtube involving a spider that used a deer motor. This was more crude than I am planning.
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I have seen one from an online supplier but I have to research the source. They have videos on how the skeleton moves without giving too much away, but it may give you an idea. I will look for the source. I know it was a Halloween supplier.
 

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Alright I looked around. It was a video...

This is the company's site, but I couldn't find the pirates.
Hope it helps!
 

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It would probably be easier to have it on fishing line (or similar thin/small cord) and use motor to raise lower it, then use another motor in skeleton to move arms/legs to make it look like it is climbing.
 

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Alright I looked around. It was a video...

This is the company's site, but I couldn't find the pirates.
Hope it helps!
Thanks a bunch
 

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Alright I looked around. It was a video...

This is the company's site, but I couldn't find the pirates.
Hope it helps!
Look, but don't buy from ScareFactory.
 

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If you look closely at the climbing pirate. You can see he has a second rope that it probably actually moving him up & down. His hands & feet just slide over the rope he's supposedly climbing.
 

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Seems like this would be very complex to pull off. Maybe you should consider having some of the skellys hanging (and swinging) from a gutter or one skelly hanging on to the arm of another trying to keep him from falling? This would be easier to design and would add some humor to your display.
 

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One draw back to the skeletons generally available (under $100) Is that their joints don't move in a full range. Hard sometimes to get them to move in the way you want them to. I've run into this where it just won't take the pose I want. Their movements are actually quite limited. I've done "surgery" on some joints. But even that was rather limited change. That said, if you made it a limited like having him go up 3-4 feet. Then slide back down to the starting point & repeat. Would add some humor to it & make things easier on you to design & execute.
 
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