The Art of Darkness

Animated Halloween Doorbell

October 10th, 2016 by Cobwebs

This animated doorbell decoration is pretty neat in its own right, but also seems ripe for a DIY makeover.

The case could easily be repainted and embellished with extra doodads to make it look spookier, but it’d be especially neat if you could wire it up to your actual doorbell. I’d just leave it up year ’round.

It’s manufactured by Gemmy, and if you can’t find it locally (the video and comments mention Big Lots and WalMart) it’s available on BoingBoing)

Update: The fabulous Anne found these suckers at Target for ten bucks. Thanks, Anne!

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2 Responses

  1. Mim Says:

    One of my steampunk friends made something similar a few years back, only his tracks you round the room and the eyelids close if you stop moving and it gets bored!

    http://jarkman.co.uk/catalog/robots/theeyestheeyes.htm

  2. Laurie Brown Says:

    Probably wouldn’t be that hard to wire up to a real doorbell. Doorbells are low voltage systems, so you don’t need heavy wiring.

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