Halloween props: puking pirate

With everyone’s favorite free-candy holiday approaching, [Slouriesr] set to work building a vomiting ghoul for his Halloween display. He’s calling it a puking pirate and it centers around a pump and some simple plumbing fixtures.

First, the vomit receptacle was made by adding a sink drain with a pop-up stopper to the bottom of a kitty litter bucket. The drain slows the evacuation of liquid into a five gallon bucket below. In that bucket you’ll find a float switch pump used to keep water off of a pool cover. As the bucket fills up the pump turns on and empties the water through a hose ending at the ghoul’s mouth. The result is a 20-second puke cycle sure to delight the trick-or-treaters. Sure, there’s a lot of work to be done to get this guy looking the part, but what a great idea!

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  1. jackie says:

    funny! Can’t wait for Halloween!

  2. kvmanii says:

    Is it going to be a violent pulsating puke or a constant stream? I can’t wait for a video of this.

  3. Spork says:

    Very fun idea, but it needs more video! (At the same time, thanks for posting it early enough for someone to actually implement)

  4. mecharobotronic says:

    instructables! BOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  5. Smallfried says:

    The build is cool, but the site is horrible! Never link to that again!

  6. strider_mt2k says:

    I like that!

    I hope the finished version gets posted along with some video.

    -please? :)

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