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    05-25-2015, 07:09 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Lighting: Help on LED Spots in Halloween Props
    Here is the light test. Here is what I was originally talking about how it creates an uneven circle of color within the light. Second, here is what the light looked like after sanding the LED. I lost a lot of intensity... Lastly, I had some "Frosted Glass" spray laying around from another project and sprayed it on the lens of the LED. Still pretty bright and it minimized the halo effect.
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    05-25-2015, 07:03 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Lighting: Help on LED Spots in Halloween Props
    Here is the LED. 5mm: Hooked up to 12vdc through these 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm Male / Female connectors. I added the male / female connectors to each light so that I can daisy chain them.
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    05-25-2015, 06:58 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Lighting: Help on LED Spots in Halloween Props
    Thanks for the reply J-Man. Here is what I made today: As you can see there is no real reflector other than the white of the PVC and no lens. Open for suggestions...
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    05-25-2015, 06:54 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Lighting: Help on LED Spots in Halloween Props
    Thanks Untillater. Definitely bookmarking that seller on eBay. Although, I will probably buy some, it's just not as fun as making your own...
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    05-25-2015, 06:07 PM
    They have been sold out for months. I emailed them to find out when they might restock but got no reply. I can't find another source for these motors either.
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    05-24-2015, 10:44 PM
    SavageEye started a thread Lighting: Help on LED Spots in Halloween Props
    Need some guidance on LED's. I have been making new LED spots today and when I turn them on, they create a circle within a circle (sorry, that's the best I can do for a description). I have read where people sand the LED to remove the inner circle, which I did. The problem is that by sanding the LED, I lost a lot of throw and brightness. Couple of questions: Does it matter the grit of sandpaper? Is there a type of LED that I can buy that doesn't require sanding (and maintains...
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    05-23-2015, 10:44 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Mechanical: leering skelly in Halloween Props
    He looks great!
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    05-23-2015, 12:38 PM
    SavageEye posted a visitor message on Pumpkin5's profile
    Well... Being the OCD perfectionist that I am :( I realized that there was a better way of doing things and I can always make things better. In the case of the candles (and now lanterns that I a redoing this weekend), they had flicker bulbs in them that ran off regular 110 v electricity. This meant that I have extension cords all over the damn yard. So, I am rewiring them with flicker LED's so that everything can run off of 12vdc wall warts. This way I can run multiple props / lighting...
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    05-22-2015, 05:48 PM
    SavageEye posted a visitor message on Pumpkin5's profile
    Haha! I'll be right over... I'm not really working on anything big. I am reworking some of my old props. Changing things over to LED and giving them a new look. Did you see my candles and oil lamp that I reworked?
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    05-19-2015, 04:16 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Lighting: LED Candles and Oil Lamp in Halloween Props
    Just a note for those looking to run multiple LED's from one source... If you look at the video closely (candles), you will notice that the back 5 candles flicker at the same time and the front 5 flicker at the same time (I am OCD so I notice these things, nobody else has noticed). This (not knowingly) is because I wired them up in 2 series of 5 LED's. Something like this schematic: ________Resistor --> LED --> LED --> LED --> LED --> LED 12v (+)...
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    05-19-2015, 03:45 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Lighting: LED Candles and Oil Lamp in Halloween Props
    They are 5mm LED's. The tips fit pretty loosely on them so I added a dab of glue to hold them on.
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    05-18-2015, 06:04 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Lighting: LED Candles and Oil Lamp in Halloween Props
    By the way, I got the tips from some old battery operated tea lights.
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    05-17-2015, 08:13 PM
    I would love to stumble onto an organ and really give it that Haunted Mansion look. Please post updates!
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    05-17-2015, 04:20 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Mechanical: leering skelly in Halloween Props
    You have to post the video to a Vimeo or YouTube account. Then you import the link using the film strip in the tool box... Hope that helps.
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    05-17-2015, 04:17 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Lighting: LED Candles and Oil Lamp in Halloween Props
    I got my flicker LED's from Lighthouse LED. Here is the link: http://lighthouseleds.com/5mm-yellow-gold-candle-flickering-led-super-bright.html Just make sure you put the correct resistor on the positive lead.
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    05-17-2015, 04:12 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Cheap prop sound. No need to loop. 7 dollars in Halloween Props
    Thanks. I just ordered 3 of each. We'll see...
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    05-17-2015, 12:27 PM
    Looks like Darklight no longer sells direct and it appears that the distributors that do stock their products are high on something. I don't remember their pricing this high: http://www.techni-lux.com/default.aspx?tabid=12&searchtype=0&search=darklight&cat=All+Products What are people buying (if they're not making their own)?
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    05-17-2015, 12:01 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Cheap prop sound. No need to loop. 7 dollars in Halloween Props
    If I understand the amplifier correctly. I can go from the sound output on my 3-axis skull PCB --> audio input of the amplifier --> a single 25W (max) speaker (that can be hidden inside of the chest cavity of my skeleton?
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    05-17-2015, 11:29 AM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Cheap prop sound. No need to loop. 7 dollars in Halloween Props
    Wow. That's pretty cool. I might have to look into this further... Thanks for the post.
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    05-17-2015, 09:56 AM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Cheap prop sound. No need to loop. 7 dollars in Halloween Props
    Thanks for posting this. I agree whole heartedly about the importance of sound. I have been using guitar amps for my 3-axis skulls only because I can get loud. Computer speakers don't have enough power to push the sound across my yard. Although I have been using these amps for sound, I can't stand this solution. Any recommendations?
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    05-16-2015, 09:02 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Mechanical: leering skelly in Halloween Props
    That is awesome! I love the originality of having him on the coffin! Nice work :cool:
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    05-16-2015, 08:56 PM
    SavageEye started a thread Lighting: LED Candles and Oil Lamp in Halloween Props
    Just finished my first props for 2015. The candles I made a couple of years ago but originally had flicker bulbs in them. I've had trouble with the flicker bulbs ever since I made them, so today I tore out the guts and rewired it with flicker LED's which are run with a 12vdc wall wart. The oil lamp was an estate sale find a year ago. Wired it up with a single flicker LED and the rest is history... It too runs on 12vdc wall wart. My goal this year is to focus on LED lighting and...
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    05-16-2015, 01:35 PM
    SavageEye posted a visitor message on Pumpkin5's profile
    Not sure. Most likely on my pose-n-stay skeletons. There are some modifications that I want to test on the hands, ribs, neck and spine. Last night I modified a small gas lamp that I picked up at an estate sale into 12v flickering LED and today I have been working on re-wiring my candles to 12V flickering LED's as well. I would like to have all of my lighting 12V LED this year... I am tired of running extension cords all over the damn place!
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    05-13-2015, 03:48 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Mechanical: Haunted Urn animated prop in Halloween Props
    Very cool! Look forward to the finished product.
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    05-09-2015, 06:53 PM
    SavageEye posted a visitor message on Pumpkin5's profile
    Yeah, there was another gesture, but I left it out...:D
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    05-09-2015, 08:47 AM
    SavageEye added 5 photo(s) to album Posable Skeley hands
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