board that was developed by me and Steve
Bjork (Figure 15). This board allows me to
record a sequence of movements which are
stored in EEPROM memory to be replayed
when triggered. The board also incorporates
a stereo audio player which provides both
ambient and activation audio tracks.
The new Banshee board that Steve has in
development (Figure 16) will combine the
qualities of the Octopus and Frankenstein
three-axis controller, as well as his Thor
thunder and lightning controller into a super
controller. Watch http://haunthackers.com for updates on
its release status.
Check my You Tube channel after Halloween for a
completed video (see Resources). Our zombie will be
dressed and painted with all the light and fog effects
included. He should be quite a hit!
One issue that needs to be addressed when using
pneumatics is how to deal with the loud blast of the
exhausting air created when a cylinder moves in and out.
Figure 13. Completed slide assembly before paint.
Figure 14. Slide mechanism cylinder installed. Figure 15. The brains and lungs.
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