Class Up your Haunted House with a Disney Mansion Prop

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Die-hard Disney fan [Brandon Etto] must have one of the coolest houses in the block around this time of year, especially now that he’s built his own Master Gracey changing portrait. If you’re unfamiliar with the Disney Haunted Mansion attraction, there are a few different versions at theme parks around the world; the Orlando one features a portrait above the fireplace that miraculously ages into skeletal form.

[Brandon's] recreation uses a Raspi loaded with a Video Looper SD image┬áthat cycles through a clip of the aging man image. He fabricated a box to hold a 19″ LCD monitor and mounted an inexpensive IKEA frame to the front. The magic is hidden with window film applied to turn the frame’s glass into a two-way mirror: a technique [Brandon] borrowed from this Halloween Instructable.

For a step-by-step tutorial, you’ll want to head over to [Brandon's] writeup on MAKE, but stick around for a quick video demonstration after the break and check out another Haunted Mansion hack: the Singing Heads.

[via Adafruit and Make]

2 thoughts on “Class Up your Haunted House with a Disney Mansion Prop

  1. What would be a hell of a lot scarier would be to take a picture of the person standing in front of the picture, morph their face from what they look like now to bones! Let them see what they might look like as they get older!!. But that would take some real time processing!

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