How to Create a Working ‘Ghostbusters’ Ghost Trap

Andrew LaSane

Time to break out your very own Ghostbusters ghost trap. The team behind YouTube channel Tested recently shared a video that showcases how to make a working hybrid of the traps from the 1984 film and the 1989 sequel.

The ghost trap, a 3D-printed prop replica, was created using a Dremel 3D Ideal Builder and plans sourced from users on a Ghostbusters fan forum. Combining the elements of the two different trap designs ensured that everything would fit on the bed of the printer, hard surface 3D modeler and printer, as Sean Charlesworth explains in the video above.

The prop features the functionality of the real deal, with sounds and lights that are triggered by a pedal. It also releases smoke when activated, which Charlesworth says was accomplished using dry ice in the film. His model, however, uses electronic cigarettes mounted inside with an air pump.

For now, the interior electronics of the replica are a mystery, but Tested promises a follow-up video with more details. Check out part one above, and subscribe to Tested on YouTube for future prop builds.

Banner image via Tested on YouTube

[h/t Laughing Squid]