How to 3D Print a Working Ghostbusters Ghost Trap

Have you always wanted a Ghostbusters ghost trap of your own? Here's how you can build a working ghost trap with doors, sounds, lights and smoke using a 3D printer.


Well, nobody is more excited about the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot than the fine folks at Tested. They spent the past few months building a working ghost trap based on reference material from the original Ghostbusters films.

Norman Chan and Sean Charlesworth used more than 50 parts and 70 screws to build the replica, and most of the parts were made with a Dremel 3D printer.

You can activate the doors, sounds and lights on the ghost trap by using a foot pedal. Charlesworth even uses e-cigarettes and an air pump to recreate the smoke effect.

You’ll need a lot of patience to pull off this project, however. It took Tested more than 40 hours just to 3D print the parts. Charlesworth, to his credit, said this is probably the biggest project he’s ever done.

“I wanted something that was self-contained, repeatable and easy to use,” Charlesworth explained in a video posted Wednesday. “I went down a rabbit hole of vaping; the technology in these things is actually really cool.”

For a more in-depth look at how Tested built the ghost trap, check out the video below. And if you have a 3D printer and want to try this yourself, you can get the 3D print files here.




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Steve Crowe · Steve Crowe is managing editor of Robotics Trends. Steve has been writing about technology since 2008. He lives in Belchertown, MA with his wife and daughter.
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