Its getting to that time of year again were the ghosts and ghouls start making their presence felt and I'm not gonna lie, I love it.
In this instructable i am going to show you how to make your own Jittering zombie. Its quick and easy and uses a really simple bit of electrical wiring.
Lets get started.
Step 1: What You'll Need
a craft knife
Colouring pens and pencil
tape (I'm using gaffa tape)
a 3 volt battery
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Step 2: Print It, Colour It, Cut It
Print out the template, I have done it that you can fit two on an A4 piece of card.
Draw out your zombie in pencil and colour it in. I did this before cutting it out as it makes it easier.
I have included some arms with hands but also some with blank spaces if you want to design your own hands for your zombie.
Cut it out remembering to cut around the ears with the craft knife (i cut out the whole thing with the craft knife but use whatever you feel most comfortable with)
Step 3: Fold It, Wire It, Glue It
using your rule and craft knife lightly score along the dotted lines to give it a nice crisp fold
EDIT: as a optional thing you can (carefully) burn the plastic insulation off the vibration motors wires to increase the wire connectivity. just remember to do it away from anything flammable
on the back of the face side place a glue dot near the bottom.
Place one of the wires from the vibration motor on the glue dot and then place the batter on top of the wire/gluedot.
on the opposite side place another glue dot and attach the vibration motor to that. careful not to get the spinny bit* stuck on the glue leaving the other vire loose.
Put some glue or glue dots on the tabs and assemble your zombie remebering to fold out the ears
Place a bit of tape on the loose wire and when you want your zombie to go attach the other wire to the side of the battery
*that is totally a technical term
Step 4: Done!
And that's you!
You can decorate them up, add hair etc and experiment with where to put the motor to see how the jitter differently.
I hope you enjoyed this instructable and as always thoughts/comments/criticisms and even pictures of your own Jitter Zombies are welcome in the comments below :)