Vent Motor Headpopper

If you’ve ever wanted a headpopper prop in your haunt but didn’t think that a wiper/vent motor would create a good enough effect?  Relax, Dave the Dead has a really good tutorial over at HauntForum on how to create your own headpopper.  What I like best about this one is that as the head peeks over the tombstone it slowly rotates its way from side to side.  This makes for a much creepier effect than just a popup / popdown.

 

 

Items needed for this prop include:

  • 16″ square of 1/2 inch plywood, cut in half (two 8″ X 16″ pieces)
  • 20″ long 1″ X 4″ wood slat
  • 1/8 X 1/2″ aluminum bar stock, cut into 5″ and 25″ lengths
  • 3/8″ X 4-1/2 inch lag Screw Eye
  • (2) 1/4-20 X 1.5″ Bolts
  • (3) 1/4-20 Nuts
  • (2) 1/4″ lock washers
  • (1) 1/4-20 locking nut
  • (2) 1 1/2″ wood screws
  • Motor
  • 12Vdc wallwart
 

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