Post by Luke Skywalker on Dec 28, 2013 17:02:46 GMT -5
For Christmas everyone gave my four yr old the newly released vintage batman figures and bat mobile. He loves it and hasn't stopped playing with it. His birthday in in less than two weeks and to save some money I'm building him a bat cave out of wood. Think Woodchuck.
I'm also making him some mini wooden props like a bat computer, crates, dynamite, and a mini explosive plunger. I got the cool idea to use the plunger to close a circuit. I was toying with the idea of having a small spring loaded lever on the other end that when the circuit closed would open the spring and a little panel would pop up. Putting lightweight balsa/foam blocks on it would make them fly into the air making it look like a mini explosion.
I'm kind of thinking of the mouse trap technology with a small solenoid that releases the latch.
I think the best thing would be a push or pull spring loaded solenoid. Add power to it and it opens. Take the power away and it closes.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Apr 12, 2014 6:31:56 GMT -5
My job loss and the cold winter weather ie unable to paint outdoors, halted the finishing of this project. Now that I've got a new job, done training and warm weather is coming, I plan to revisits this and finish it off.
My four yr old hasn't cared. He's been having loads of fun playing with his bat cave. My wife crocheted the net.(huge hit). The cave is made out of one of those fake rocks.
I plan to paint the bat a gloss black, finish off the bat computers with some graphics of some sort, add the clear view screen of the city(batmans version of google maps). Then for next Christmas I plan to make some of the other props like a table with a saw they get tied to.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Apr 12, 2014 17:46:58 GMT -5
I still love watching it. Take it for what it is. I loved watching it back in the 70's. I enjoy it almost as much now. Sure its corney. But its still a classic. Of course Lee Meriwether makes it nice to watch too.
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