After watching the show “Haunted Collector” on the SiFi Channel, I thought it might be kinda cool to own an a haunted object; however, I needed a safe haunted item – something that won’t freak out the dog or mess with the lights at midnight.
So I choose to make one and I chose as my haunted object a doll, and not just any ordinary doll, a three faced doll (creepy factor x 3). I also wanted this doll to seem to affect electricity and have a head that turns on it’s own.
To make all of this happen, a microcontroller would be needed to control a DC motor for the head swivel and it will also control a lamp that will be mounted on to the dolls base to make it seem as though there is erratic electrical behavior.
Step 1: The Doll Head
I needed to find an affordable doll, nothing valuable on the collectables market and most importantly…creepy.
I found a 3 faced bisque baby doll (head only) for a few dollars and needed to apply a scary faux finish to give the doll an aged appearance.
Chalk Pastels (several different shades of brown, blue, white)
No. 2 Pencil