This Model Brings the Addams Family Mansion to Life
The Addams Family, and especially the mansion in which they live, has been an icon of spookiness for generations. Inspired specifically by the 1991 Addams Family movie house, creator Tinker Cara built a replica out of cardboard, hot glue, milk cartons, and a variety of other crafting supplies. The resulting model is not only externally beautiful, but plays sounds and has windows that light up.
To create the house’s wonderful audiovisual effect, a string of WS2810 RGB LEDs were distributed throughout the mansion. Rooms are internally separated from each other in order to prevent light leaking to adjacent areas, and illumination can be seen thanks to windows/diffusers made primarily out of milk cartons.
The house is controlled by an ESP8266 module, via a custom script written by her husband Dave Newsom, which coordinates lighting with sound output from an MP3 module.
The conservatory windows also feature laser cut detailing that was glued on before affixing the windows in place, and pointy railings on the top of the house were laser cut.
The structure of the house, amazingly, was made by eye without using measurements. It’s a truly epic build, with the model taking around seven weeks of work at night and on evenings.