Animatronic Rocking Chair Prop

There are quite a few resources online for using surplus windshield wiper motors in Halloween props to achieve animation. After seeing an example of a $400+ rocking chair prop I went into MAKE mode to see if I could recreate the prop myself for much less. This project will take... Read more »

Scary Ticket Booth Build

At the last minute this Halloween we decided to decorate in a creepy carnival theme with the goal of not spending too much money on decorations to save more for candy. One of the many ideas we had was to build a creepy ticket booth to welcome visitors to our... Read more »

Mech Warrior Costume

Inspired by a robot exoskeleton built by some Japanese college students that was online recently, I really wanted to try building one myself. My son decided he wanted to help and then wear it for Halloween. We did the arms the same way they did but decided to do the... Read more »

Compressed Air Rocket

Author Note: Since the release of the article in MAKE Magazine Volume 15 in 2008, the Compressed Air Rocket has been popular beyond belief.  We’ve sold thousands of kits and Kip Kay’s Weekend Project on YouTube has over one million views!  Now we’re rolling out a Version 2.0 of the... Read more »