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  1. Static: Black-light Paint Question?

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    I used an airbrush so the spray was consistent. But the paint has to be thinned out so it takes a few passes.
  2. Static: Black-light Paint Question?

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    A couple years ago I used several 48" fluorescent black lights from ADJ to light our haunt, and I airbrushed several props with fluorescent paint from Createx. I also used some Krylon fluorescent paint on the walls to spray cob webbing. The props really popped with the Createx but the Krylon...
  3. Mechanical: Jump Scare Props without Pneumatic Air

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    We ran multiple pneumatic props one year and the best jump scares we had were from a drop window and the Fright Props flash cracker. This thing is loud and startling. We used it at the final scene as you exited our garage haunt, and this one woman went running out spilling her wine all over...
  4. Fake zombie news articles?

    Halloween Crafts
    I can't help on the news articles, but you should run some of these zombie news broadcasts and alerts. I had used the audio for one of these a few years ago...way cool IMO.
  5. Electronic/Software: Source for spare motion detectors for props?

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    jabbusch...no worries. We're all here to help.
  6. Electronic/Software: Source for spare motion detectors for props?

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    Actually he needs a photocell and not a PIR sensor. From Adafruit: Photo Cell Good overview on how a PIR sensor works here. The photocell's impedance will change based on light directed at it versus the PIR sensor's changes based on the detected change in IR light.
  7. Static: Pose & Stay Skeletons $45 at Spirit

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    FWIW, the ones I've got in the past from Costco were $38'ish and of better quality IMO. Of course timing of getting them when in stock is key cause they typically go quickly.
  8. Pneumatic: An alternative to using pneumatics

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    Folks, Thought I'd share this site I came across where the creator is using stepper motors for linear action. This might be a good alternative to using the wiper motor or even pneumatics. I know my compressor can barely keep up and I hate having to run air lines everywhere...
  9. Static: Scary Clown Face Entrance

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    Nice job...received my vote.
  10. Pneumatic: Finished my Elevator Simulator

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    Absolutely incredible.
  11. Pneumatic: air compressor question

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    Yes, I had noticed that, but thought that with the extra air capacity I could get more cycles with the props and longer gaps between having the compressor spin up to replenish the minimum PSI.
  12. Pneumatic: air compressor question

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    I've run 3 simple pneumatic props the last few years that all used a single, 12" dual-action cylinder each. And my compressor is practically running non-stop. This will of course depend on the traffic you have, but we would hit periods of time where there would be a constant flow of people...
  13. Electronic/Software: fourbanger prop controller help

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    My bad, just re-read and see where he said he couldn't hear them.
  14. Electronic/Software: fourbanger prop controller help

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    For sure like j-man said, drive the relays from the power supply and not the uno, but it sounds like you're already doing that if you're hearing the relays open and close. You didn't clarify which prop you're trying to trigger and how? I suspect if you're using a regular store bought prop and...
  15. 4 Button Learning Prop Controller

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    Can't say enough about these controllers and the support you'll get from scubaspook. I've got 3 seasons on my controllers and they're still working just fine.
  16. Electronic/Software: Source for cheap motion sensors/photocells?

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    My garage haunt was completely run by an Arduino that took input from PIR sensors and then triggered both pneumatic and Spirit props. I grabbed several packages of 50' RJ11 telephone wire from the local electronics surplus shop. It was cheap (like $1.95'ish), shielded, flexible, and strong...
  17. Static: Han Solo in Carbonite - Star Wars Dark Side of the Force

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    Very nicely done!!! Would like to see some other pics from the haunt. How about some highlights on how you did the build? <edit: I just saw your other thread with the other pics....geesh, I didn't know George Lucas joined the forum>
  18. Mechanical: Ideas for my first Pneaunatic prop

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    There's quite a bit that goes into making even the easiest pneumatic prop if you want it to offer some decent scares (when considering audio and lighting as well). IMO the easiest would be to do a pop-up from behind a tombstone. It'll give you a chance to work with a cylinder, tune the...
  19. Static: My new 2016 Haunt Walls (Reusable and easy to store)

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    I like it. I've been using scene setters and just black painters tarp for a few years and have grown tired of it. Liking the idea of changing it out.
  20. Mechanical: Which works better for you: scary ambiance props or jump scares?

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    Like many have said, it's a balance between the two in that you set the tone with the lighting, audio, and detail, but don't get so lost in sweating the detail because people just shuffle past it. I've always contended that it is really difficult for people to absorb granular bits of detail...
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