Today I decided to use some pallet wood to make a ground breaker coffin.
The overall idea is that the coffin has popped part way out of the ground.
I screwed it together from the inside where possible.
A jigsaw was used to make the “broken” cutout.
Some LED modules will be used inside so the skeleton can be seen.
Once it’s complete I’ll see if it needs a fold out stay to keep it from tipping.
Some scrap timber was used to join the side layers.
I cut down the pallet rails to join the sides to the front.
The rear (bottom of the coffin) will be ply as it won’t really be seen.
This was just a quick test to see if that was enough.
The red and black are the 4.5V power feed (no batteries)
The green and yellow go to the “try-me” button connection.
For this prop I’m not using the 3.5mm aux audio input cable.
A DC-DC converter drops the incoming 24V down to 12V.
That goes the controller as well as a socket for scene illumination.
The controller powers the skeleton and triggers its try-me input.
It also controls interior and exterior LED lighting when activated.
Activation is via a PIR and/or a RF remote control.