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Here is my 2013 Mad Scientist Fair entry. I asked my lab assistant for ideas and he thought it would be neat if we could remove someone’s brain but keep it alive. I thought that was a great idea so, everyone, please meet my assistant.











I used a Jell-O mold and rubber compound to make the brain. The tongue (which moves and curls) I made from sculpey, then made a Dragonskin mold of the model. I cut some plastic ribs from a 1/8” plexiglass sheet, ran some bead-stringing wire through the ribs (anchored to the last rib), spaced them in the Dragonskin mold and poured in the rubber compound. This is the same approach as making moving tentacles. Anyway, the eyes are hand-made from acrylic using Dragonskin molds and photoshop irises. The ears and cochlea are sculpy and wire. Then there are a bunch of wires and push rods. I turned the sheet cake pan upside down and used it as a base for my rods and stuff. This pan fit inside the larger roast pan and was covered by the bloody red beat juice.

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sheet cake pan 3.97
large roast pan 4.99
plastic enclosure box 4.65
Lindburg skull jaw 6
2 sprinkler spikes 2.68
2 x 3' 1/4" threaded rod 3.94
20 1/4 hex nuts 2.8
0.8 lbs rubber compound 7.99
10 red LED 0.8
2 oz clear cast acrylic 0.39
2 x 4/40 push rods 0.89
4 x 4/40 threaded rods 4.32
large servo x-horn 0.99
16 x 4/40 hex nuts 1.22
3 x clevis 2.12
6 x 4/40 ball link 6.22
1 oz skulpey 0.31
1 oz dragon skin 0.47
2 x circular bead holders 0.32
U bolt 1.32
26 x eye pins 0.54
1 foot speaker wire 0.2
hex spacer 0.24
acrylic teelth 4
2 x aligator clips 0.54
assorted wire 0.5
1/8' thick plexiglass pieces 0.21
bead stringing wire 0.07
one red beat 1.06
4 x L brakets 1.04
brass metal sheet (~6 ") 0.56
red, white and blue pigments 0.01
acrylic paint 0.01
silver spray paint 0.1
1 square inch of photo printer paper 0.03
A tiny amount of Triple Thick gloss 0.01
1 inch red thread 0.01
2 x old ballpoint pen caps free

total $65.52

For Halloween, I want to sit behind this guy with a shadow box over my head and a two-way mirror. My head will look like a blood stump with more wires while I talk to the kids through a microphone and speakers.
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Damn, this is impressive even without the items you couldn't include. He is totally ready to star in a scifi or horror movie.

LOL @ "all organic"
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Bloody fantastic! I love it, especially that moving tongue!
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Hot Dang, too cool!! And that tongue!
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Disturbingly and dementedly delicious! Great work!
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Wow! Another awesome contribution. I have to say, this may be my favorite prop challenge yet. You guys are putting out some great and creative stuff here.
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That looks awesome. I don't know why but I feel he'd be right at home on the MST3K set.
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That looks awesome. I don't know why but I feel he'd be right at home on the MST3K set.
I know what you mean. I normally don't go gory for Halloween, but with a few tweaks, he could go kid friendly.
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I normally don't go gory for Halloween, but with a few tweaks, he could go kid friendly.
Just add marshmallows to the beet juice in the pan
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Really well done , the tongue movement is excellent . Creepy but fun at the same time. Looking forward to seeing your full vision of the prop after the contest .
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