Pneumatic Props

With a little air and some imagination you can make some amazing Halloween props.

For my first pneumatic prop I wanted to build a coffin that would pop open when triggered by a motion sensor.

Building the top before cutting the shape of the coffin lid.

I built the coffin using four pine 1x6s for the top and four 1x4s for the sides. I wanted a rougher look that light would creep through.

Testing the lid.

After a coat of grey paint I hooked up the pneumatics and tested out the speed of the opening and closing of the lid. The speed can be adjusted if you use the proper type of fitting.

I will throw a quick plug for where I purchased a kit to include the pneumatic hardware and controller to operate the my coffin prop.

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