This year I decided to do something special for Halloween and with a little inspiration from a trip to the Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, I decided to make a monster in a box.
So first off a simple box. Some rough cut lumber and a few nails later (yeah it’s never that easy). This box was rather large as I had planned to have some other effects, but time ran short. I’ll save the tentacle monster for next year
Next up was a way to lift the lid and bang it a bit randomly. The teeth are random in start time and height, with one exception. The extra large turn is to give the eyes a chance to peek out. Of course there’s always were a few snags… over tightened the shaft coupler and cracked the PLA wheel mount. Rebuilt in ABS and off we go.
1. Fog Machine on/off
2. The ‘sawblade’ wheel
3. A switch for the wheel (used for timing)
4. Eyeball lights
5. PIR Motion Sensor
Stuff it all in the box, and then….