This Halloween, we decided to revive a previous Digilent project classic with our very own version of the Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters. Building up from the basics, we were inspired by last year’s Halloween project (found here) to add a little hair and Harry Potter flair to our Box Monster kit.
We started with the design idea, suggested by fellow blogger Miranda, by creating hair and clay features that mimicked versions of The Monster Book of Monsters we found online. While googly eyes were a must, other design concepts came from thinking outside the box (pun intended) using unusual supplies like yarn and craft paper to conjure up the desired monster appearance. To give our box monster some added personality, we wired the inside of our box to mimic the biting motion as seen in the Harry Potter films.
Just in time for Halloween you can find our first Instructable here, describing how to create the monster box exterior, and the second Instructable here, detailing the mechanics of our moving monster.