Kinetic art help...

Hi! Longtime lurker,1st time poster. I am wanting to make a kinetic work that kinda resembles ghosts... fabric that moves similar to this but more covered like it's someone with a sheet over themselves...



I have bought nitinol (.15" gauge), burnt my fingers applying electricity directly (LOL) and thought I'd try a mechanism to pop up similar to a jack in the box or whack a mole, or a cam and follower. I really love the NiTi but I am open to any suggestions from any resourceful peeps here. I am gonna go shopping for toys to open up sometime this week for ideas but in the meantime...
The main features I want are:
random activation, pop up go back to original position, inexpensive...
Thank you in advance for ANY insight, ideas. Much appreciated. Yours truly, The Lurk


wocket7 years ago
awesome ide. sorry, no help here, just stickybeaking