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  1. Wanted: Animated Haunted Books

    Wanted to Buy
    Looking to purchase these Animated Haunted books if anyone has one for sale or knows where I can purchase one. Thanks for any help you can provide! :)
  2. Animated Head and body

    Hi, We have followed the idea for an animated head (using an electric fan) but we are now a little stuck. We want to incorporate the head with a body but we are unsure how to build a frame for the body to rest the head on can anyone out there help please? We have a full werewolf head mask as...
  3. Mechanical: Animated Coffin with Reindeer Motor Help

    Halloween Props
    So I recently acquired a couple reindeer motors and figured I would try my hand at making an animated coffin with them. I have all the rigging done, however I now have run into the problem of the lid on my coffin being far too heavy for the motor. Has anyone else ran into this problem? And if so...
  4. Mechanical: Continuos ticket machine

    Halloween Props
    I am trying to make an animated prop that would continuously push "movie tickets," out of a table. I figured looping the tickets around would be the easiest way to achieve the effect, but what kind of wheel system would work and how could I make it?
  5. Mechanical: Linkage Help

    Halloween Props
    I am new to making halloween props and my first one I am trying is to make a head turn on a body - I have a reindeer motor that works great but I need some help making the linkage. Can someone help with what materials I need, recommended dimensions, etc. Thanks for your help!
  6. Head's Up Harry Clown and Head's Up Harry Clown Junior for sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I have a head's up Harry Clown for sale and Junior as well. More pics can be found here : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200603172338306.1073741831.1129456954&type=1 The larger one comes with an adapter and has been tested and works. The smaller one needs 4 double AA batteries...
  7. Psycho Mother Animated Halloween Prop

    For Sale By Merchants
    Perfectly preserved. This Mother slowly rocks back and forth as she contemplates your fate. Foam-filled body with metal armature and heavy duty motor.All electric. You supply rocker. Soundtrack CD is included. You provide CD player. Costuming may vary. New for Halloween 2013! Shipping in Mid...
  8. Pneumatic: My Most Detailed Prop Build for 2013 WIP

    Halloween Props
    My Most Detailed Prop Build for 2013 COMPLETED One of my goals for this year was coming up with a method to make my figures so that I could vary the poses from the standard straight style. Most of my stand up props are made with 2x4 legs and pvc upper bodies which work fine but it didn't...
  9. Pneumatic: My TOTALLY FINISHED 2012 Prop list

    Halloween Props
    After a long year of prop building, I've finally been able to complete my entire prop to do list for this year's haunt. These videos show short clips of the major new builds I took on this year. Here's the video for the early season builds - Thanks to all those here and those members of...
  10. Pneumatic: Flying, Fogging, Cackling Witch

    Halloween Props
    I've completed the third member of my witches coven. We started with the traditional witch stirring her cauldron, then added a second witch last year reading from her spell book with 2 axis head movement. To get a little more from the scene, I wanted the third witch to have more movement...
  11. Other: Spirit Halloween Zombie Swing girl

    Halloween Props
    Did anyone els get her? I did and shes great, could swing more tho.:)
  12. Happy Birthday Ray Bradbury

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Today is Ray Bradbury Birthday he would have been 92. In his honor I present The Halloween Tree
  13. Mechanical: Video Presentation on Animating Your Display

    Halloween Props
    Join us this Friday at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time as we continue our holiday display video how to presentations. The first 9 weeks covered lighting primarily used in Christmas displays but this will be the first presentation that focuses on Halloween techniques. I'll be going over the basics of...
  14. Mechanical: All New Props for 2012

    Halloween Props
    In addition to working on the electronics projects, I have spent some time building props this year. Here's a short video showing some of what I've got done for this year so far. There are more detailed videos of each of the builds on my YouTube channel at...
  15. Simple and Cheap, but hopefully interesting

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    In 2010 we added a dungeon cellar window using some of the ideas seen here in this section. The frame is 3/4 inch plywood and the "stones" are 1/2 inch foam glued to the plywood, textured with a blow torch, covered with monster mud, and painted with 5 different colors of gray. The skull in the...
  16. Electronic/Software: Singing Clams

    Halloween Props
    I just recently ran across the video with the moving skull and singing clams. I would like to know how that was done. If it was done with a Arduino board, is the sketch available to download? I would like to do something with clams opening/closing and thought this would be a great place to...
  17. Electronic/Software: Stand Alone 3 Axis Skull Controller

    Halloween Props
    My biggest goal for this year is to get all of my 3 axis skulls up and running and to put together a controller system that allowed them to be stand alone props. I didn't want to be connected to a computer and didn't want to have to program them in VSA. Since none of my skulls movements...
  18. Prop Showcase: SOS Animated Haunt for 2011

    Halloween Props
    Our fully animated haunt with over 25 home made animated props and 3 projections. We've chosen to not have actors and instead rely totally on animated props that we build ourselves. Most of the props and scenes are controlled by Picaxe micro controllers I've built which allow us great...
  19. a preview

    General Halloween
    here is a preview for halloween... we didn't put out all our animated or new props since it was threatening to rain.. but you can see the light show... I am going to take another video with the sun out so you can see everything... the towns contest judges came last night .. we did get lucky that...
  20. Prop Showcase: Jeepers Creepers animated prop using a mirrorball motor.

    Halloween Props
    For 2011 I decided to animate my Jeepers Creepers Halloween prop with a mirrorball motor. In the video there are some of my other props as well. You'll see them in action come Halloween.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttrSGdd7GUg