Tag Archives: animatronics

modifying skeletons to move!

One of our major projects for Halloween 2015 is the Mariachis de Muerte, our skeleton mariachi band! We had already hacked one 3-axis skull kit to make Jack Skellington’s head for Halloween 2013, so we felt pretty confident we could … Continue reading

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Halloween 2015 is well underway!

I had decided my Halloween 2015 theme last summer, as soon as I saw the first trailer for the movie The Book of Life about the Mexican traditional celebrations of Dia de los Muertos. I really wanted to make the … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Jack Skellington and Zero the Ghost Dog

Our other secret project for Halloween 2013 was our life-size animatronic Jack Skellington who interacted with rear-projected Zero the Ghost Dog. I knew for years that I would build a life-size Jack greeter figure for my front porch for my … Continue reading

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Twenty Halloweens!

I am over the moon that last Saturday night was a very successful 20th Halloween party! I know we had over 70 people including kids & babes in arms, but we might have actually broken the 80 mark, and STILL … Continue reading

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