Remote controlled ghost!


Rodger’s R/C ghost-bot might be the coolest thing I could imagine running into on Halloween night –

I have re-used my electric-wheelchair hack technology and applied it my ever-morphing holiday bots. Today’s submission – Donna the Dead – “one mad bride that goes for a ride”.

Using “low-tech” Home Depot pipe technology (tie-wrapped to her head), she seems to float though the chilling evening sky — moaning at the mad scientist who wired 5 volts into her “Party City” vibrating scull. A $10 strobe running from a 12V scooter battery inverted to 110VAC makes sure she’s noticed, and the 110V makes for easy use of a wall-wart to send 5 volts up the flat-black pole.

Spread spectrum dual channel RF technology insures she won’t stray. The AVR code, that taps into the wheel-chair pot electronics is freely available at and also was first posted in Trossen forums.

Well done! Surely a somewhat scaled down version could be made using an inexpensive toy R/C car … unfortunately, this would likely not be well received in my urban neighborhood :/ – Donna The Dead Bot

DIY Halloween contest! This is the BIG ONE!!!!

2 thoughts on “Remote controlled ghost!

  1. Edweird says:

    Last year I ran a 10th scale RC car with a foam craft pumpkin on top. I carved the pumpkin to hinge at the back and bungie’d it open slightly. So when I accelerated/braked it could chomp with the inertia…

    It would scare the bejebus out of the kids, and was planning on repeating the act this year… but this might warrant a ReMake.

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