this instructables will have two main parts. the first is making the ghosts and the second is making the robot and rigging the ghosts to "dance". The project is simple but it may take a lot of trail and error to get the ghosts' movement to match the beat of your chosen song. you can also just make the ghosts without the robotic parts if you do not have a mind-storms set available to you.
Step 1: Materials
-scraps of organza fabric (any white fabric would work but organza look more "ghostly")
-fishing line or thicker thread
-somewhere to mount a hook up high
-a safety pin
-a Lego mind-storms motor
-some random Lego pieces (a list will be shown later)
-some more fishing line or thread
-Mind-storms logic brick
- a computer with mind-storms program writer
- a place to mount the mechanism
Step 2: Making the Ghost's body
to make the ghost's body start by draping the fabric over your hand and try to get it as even as possible. next grab a handful of cotton balls and hold it in your fabric covered hand a flip your hand upside down. pinch under the fabric and tie a not to hold the ghost shape. you can also use a rubber band or a twist tie.
Step 3: Making the line
mount your hook and tie your line from your hook down to another anchor like a tree or a stake in the ground. make sure that nobody is going to get caught in your line.
now put the safety pin through the head of the ghost an close the pin around the thread. now wrap the extra string around the hook until all the extra robe is used up and the string is tight and level.
the ghost is finished but now lets make the dancing mechanism! gather all your Lego pieces and put together the "arm". follow the illustrations bellow