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DynamoBen
02-26-2008, 12:01 PM
The last Halloween I decided I needed yet another kid friendly prop to add to my singing pumpkins show. After reading about crank ghosts I built this glow in the dark (via black light) dancing skeleton. His motor and blacklight were controlled via DMX. The motor controller was variable speed so his dancing was in sync with the music. I designed the motor controller from scratch and used an old PC power supply for 12V to power the motor.

The photos are pretty self explanatory. What you can't see is the automotive windshield wiper motor (above) and the new fasteners in the skeletons joints. When I purchased the skeleton he had rivets which didn't allow for much movement. I removed the rivets and used threaded rivets (they screw together) from the hardware store.

I used this site as my guide: http://www.scary-terry.com/dancskele/dancskele.htm

Enjoy.

kmc123
02-26-2008, 12:22 PM
Very Cool!!!

Macrosill
02-26-2008, 10:14 PM
Very Nice Ben. Any chance of a video?

DynamoBen
02-26-2008, 10:59 PM
You can kind of see him on the porch (sorry for the low quality, better videos on the way).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoAI44qm0NQ

teberle
03-01-2008, 10:48 AM
Ben,

That is the same rig I used to make my crank ghost with. What motor did you use AC or DC. The AC motors were expensive!!!

Tony

DynamoBen
03-01-2008, 12:45 PM
12V DC windshield wiper motor.

Walden
03-01-2008, 01:43 PM
Thats cool! I love it.

ARBJ
03-03-2015, 06:15 PM
Very cool other idea for is year thanks