Next move: to get the sensors working. The Magic Mountain is supposed to shut off when you get too close.
It doesn’t take much effort to make some LEDs blink with an arduino microprocessor. I think they teach kindergarteners how to do this now. I recommend the book Getting Started with Arduino by Massimo Banzi, instructables, and Hack n Mod. Microcenter, Sparkfun, and Adafruit are all good sources for supplies.
I will be using arduino to control the pulsating lights & humming sound for The Magic Mountain. A couple infrared sensors will be respond to motion. If the viewer gets too close to The Magic Mountain it will begin to malfunction; even closer and the whole thing shuts off completely.
Here’s a low-quality video I made using arduino uno, an IR emitter and detector and these easy instructions. Intercepting the IR detection triggers the LED to switch.
p.s. imovie is terrible