Every mad scientist needs gruesome specimens and demented experiments on display. Whether actually experimenting with reanimation or just keeping a extra brain on hand for a rainy day, the brain is a classic specimen!
This one is on life support, with blinking LEDs indicating brain activity. What is he plotting in there, and just what does he really think he can do from inside the jar? Mine is called Donovan.
Step 1: Vision and Materials
The first thing one needs to know is what the end product should look like. I decided I wanted a brain on wires, with blinking lights indicating activity. The brain should be floating in liquid, ideally bubbling liquid, in a jar that looked vaguely Frankensteinian/steampunk.
I ended up using:
A big plastic pretzel jar from CostCo
Plastic wall anchors
A hubcap from a Chevy
Two 99Cent Only Store "light swords"
Wires from an old TV
A fish aquarium aerator with tubing and a pump
Masking tape, Krylon spray paints, various acrylic paints, sandpaper.
Screwdriver, soldering iron, dremel