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Not the greatest video, bu it covers all the bases of the components inside and out of Oszlar.
I started a blog post all about Oszlar on my blog page
Construction photos available on our website hauntedacrewoods.com

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Comment by Steven Hulbert on October 23, 2009 at 9:05pm
Amazing, you did great work. I like the way you coordinated and kept everything operable and space besides, great job!
Comment by Peter on August 26, 2009 at 4:40pm
Reminds me of Zoltar speaks from the movie Big (Tom hanks) looks like it took a lot of time and effort.
Comment by Rev. Noch on March 5, 2009 at 7:53pm
That's really awesome! I need to figure out how you programmed all of that into the computer so that I could come up with something like that in the future.

Thanks for the link on the globe, I'm doing a Madam Leota prop and I needed something just like that.
Comment by Pete on September 6, 2008 at 10:21am
Globe was from azpartmaster.com . Good prices on lots of thing we all can use :) not limited to electrical. They have plumbing, building, applicance parts .... all at quite reasonalble prices. The globe ran me like $32 elsewhere it was $15+ above that.
Comment by Pete on September 4, 2008 at 10:11pm
The Crystal ball is actually an Acrylic light fixture shade (for outside art deco style post lamps) it is ~16" in diameter. There is a piece of frosted velum (drafting film) instde it. The projection is from under Oszlars beard. The original Idea was from Christopher Silvia's Chris's Crypt Site
I thought the crystal ball was just the thing to make a variation on the old theme ...
Comment by Debrah on September 4, 2008 at 6:46pm
Is the crystal ball a light fixture for a ceiling fan?
Comment by PYRO on September 1, 2008 at 10:34am
that is sweet-reminds me of the haunted mirror-but in a crystal ball-very well done
Comment by Steve O on August 31, 2008 at 10:03pm
I take back everything I said. You sir, are a prop building manimal. When are we having beers?
Comment by Pete on August 31, 2008 at 9:33pm
I suppose I could also do full servo control and make Oslar himself animated, because I can controll it all :)
Comment by Pete on August 31, 2008 at 9:31pm
I had considered a prop controlder, but there were a couple of things that I wanted to accomplish.
1.) the feel of an old electro mechanical box, nothing like the clickety clacking as it goes along.
2.) I have yet to see a cheap (if any) prop controler that can do video clips (thus the PC)
I figured with a PC/Linux box inside I could do just about anything I wanted. It is networked, so I can remotely do things and make adjustments to the timing, Includig what video and or set of videos to project (stored locally on the pc hdd) upload new ones etc... the control program is written in PERL so I can control all the hardware ( and change it if needed) relays, timing video, and all the I/O you could ever need (the change schute is actually on the printer port ).

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