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  1. Pneumatic: PIR sensor on a picoboo

    Halloween Props
    I bought a PIR sensor from Ebay/aliexpress, comes with 3 wires : brown, blue and red now i want to connect it to my Picoboo FI-104S for it to activate when this is movement but i can't figure out how to connect and make it works. I have tried connecting all 3 wires in all possible ways of the...
  2. Prop Showcase: My first build: Electric Chair

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    Attempted my first ever prop build this year. A homemade electric chair using a palm sander for vibration underneath the seat, frightprops electric firecracker for sparking/noise also underneath the seat and a strobe light behind the chair to light up between the pallet slats. The chair was...
  3. Pneumatic: Startle: Jumping spider

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    This is a medium sized, rubber spider that is resting on a hidden air solenoid nozzle. When the victim presses a button on the control panel, the solenoid is activated and shoots the spider towards them. It’s about 90 psi, from a small air compressor. Added effect: place a glass dome lid...
  4. Mechanical: PIR Sensor How-To - NEED HELP

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    Hi all. Ordered 2 smaller animated props from Spirit Halloween and one came today, the leaping spider. Works great and will definitely scare but the issue I have is that the motion sensor doesn't work that well if at all, and need a simple PIR sensor that works with the hookup on the prop. I...
  5. Electronic/Software: Making my swing always active

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    Perhaps you guys know a simple solution for my problem. I have the spirit halloween swing with the creepy girl and it has an IR sensor to activate it to swing. However she is set back from the sidewalk and the chances of the sensor hitting that far out is slim. Is there a way to bypass the...
  6. Electronic/Software: Pumpkin Nester Issue

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    Hello There, Very new to this forum but I have a problem going on with my Pumpkin Nester Prop. :mad:I plug him in and he does not activate as normal. I then unplug then plug him back into the wall and he activates. Seems as if only unplugging from wall then plugging back in activates him. Any...
  7. Electronic/Software: Ardurino queston

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    Hey all. Trying my hand at DIY props this year. Looking to go Ardurino over Pico as it seems to be less expensive. So, sorry if my question is too vague or open ended. Basically I'm doing an human interactive electric chair with electric sander, vibrating motors, flash cracker and routed fog...
  8. Looking for: High Voltage Electrical Box (Spirit Halloween)!

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    Image: Youtube video of High Voltage/Death Row combo: This will be my second time doing a yard haunt, but this is the first year we’re going all in. We will be doing an asylum theme. I’ve already got the lovely Death Row inmate, but am looking for the High Voltage box that can activate it...
  9. Mechanical: "Sitting scarecrow" or zombie prop build.

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    Starting the plans for my next project! I probably won't get this one done lol or even started before Halloween this year. I got the idea from another member earlier in the year. http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/173041-sitting-scarecrow-spirit-make-your-own.htm I got this...
  10. Electronic/Software: How to set off my props

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    Hello everyone. Just wondering how you all have your props go off? I have a few props, such as creepy little girl on the swing, and a couple of other that need either sound or light to activate. Or of course a step pad... My props are abut 20 feet or so from the road, so motion activating...
  11. where would I get (or put together)?? How to trigger audio

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    where would I get something to loop audio for my three headed dog almost done with it and I think I would like to try and hook it up to a motion sensor too activate the loop led eyes and hopefully something to give it some bounce. ohhh and I know nothing about curcet boards
  12. Electronic/Software: Button to activate jumping spider?

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    Going to be adding a Spirit jumping spider to the spider section of my display this year and I have read that the motion detection is crap, and I don't want it to activate on the littlest kiddies anyways, just the tweens and adults. My thought was that since the footpad is just a switch I could...
  13. Electronic/Software: Need help with monster guts nerve center

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    I know this is an older controller. I have used one in the past but I am having problems using a trigger. This is the motion sensor I am using. This uses a 12v signal to activate the controller. But I cannot figure out how to wire it. If any one who has used this controller can help I would...
  14. Mechanical: activating Sound for my MITM

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    I have already built my monster in the box but i would like some kind of sound such as a growl so be heard when the box is activated. So my question is how can i activate the growl sound fairly cheaply and pretty easily too. Thanks :D