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Scare Trick or Treaters with a Pneumatic Moving Box

Ghostly hands lift the lid of the box... or maybe it's just pneumatics. Learn how to hack a box that opens on its own using syringes, tubing, and duct tape. Read more on MAKE The post Scare Trick or Treaters with a Pneumatic Moving Box appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
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