This project accompanied several others for our Harry Potter themed Halloween party.
The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series has many unique architectural features, and some magic ones. One of the more memorable features is the moving section of stairs making up the Grand Staircase. The concept of this project was to play off the existing stairs of our home with a fake moving section. The moving section of stairs would be at the top (far end) of the real stairs giving us:
- a good means to play with depth perception (so the moving stairs don't need to be full size)
- more separation away from traffic areas so guests aren't constantly in the way
The moving stairs would be motorized and setup to oscillate constantly while unattended.