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Every year, our pal Jake von Slatt does something pretty special for Halloween. Over at the Steampunk Workshop, he’s showing some of this year’s work in progress. Here’s a ghost marionette that he made from some 1″ x 2″ planking, a microwave carousel motor, some fishing line, a craft store skull, and some Styrofoam.

Microwave Motor Flying Crank Ghost

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Neil says:

    What would really help give the ghost a less mechanical feel would be to incorporate a planetary gear. That would give it a more complex and drawn-out oscillation.