Servo Magazine ( October 2016 )
Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer — Conjuring Up a Revitalized Witch Scene
I decided to redesign my witches scene for this year’s Halloween display. I have always felt that the three characters that made up the scene were disconnected and didn’t form a cohesive group. Last year, the scene included a witch stirring a cauldron, one reading from a spell book, and the third was a pneumatically controlled flying witch. All of them were animated but the setting lacked a focal point.
From the beginning, I knew this project would require talents that I do not possess. Once again, I would need to include others to achieve my vision for the new display. The team would be mostly made up of people I had worked with in the past, but we would again be adding a couple of new members.
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