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  1. CONTEST : Animatronics design challenge with ServoCity!!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    We are getting close to that time of year!!! Enter to Win the Animatronics Design Challenge and you could win $500 worth of parts from ServoCity !! Animatronics Design Challenge Many people are counting down the days till Christmas, but we know this crowd is counting down the days until...
  2. Other: Easy animatronics? Tips/ideas for "satanic forest" theme?

    Halloween Props
    Hi guys, I'm a newbie here and would like some tips/opinions. I was thinking of throwing a birthday/Halloween party for my younger sister as we both enjoy Halloween and literally every year for the past five or six years I've tried to plan my own Halloween party but always ended up too...
  3. Where to By Quality Skeleton?

    General Halloween
    I'd like to try to add animatronics to a skeleton. In the past, I've bought Costco skeletons for static props, but they aren't strong enough for animatronics. I would appreciate suggestions on where to buy one. Thanks!
  4. Mechanical: New Animatronics column in Servo Magazine

    Halloween Props
    I've been contacted by Servo Magazine and invited to write a monthly column on Do It Yourself Animatronics. I guess they were pleased with the work I did last year for the October issue with Papa VooDoo (they did put him on the cover). I'll be exploring many different methods, motors and...
  5. Mechanical: UK Animatronics?

    Halloween Props
    Ok Guys n gals, I'm struggling to find anything google wise n the same caliber as the States for decent (low priced) animatronics. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated -M 233 Days till Halloween !!!
  6. First Pre-Show Class Announced "Do It Yourself Animatronics For The Home Haunter"

    HauntX
    First Pre-Show Class Announced "Do It Yourself Animatronics For The Home Haunter" Annoucing our First Pre-show class. "Do It Yourself Animatronics For The Home Haunter" Presented by Steve Koci; AKA Halstaff here at HauntForum. 10AM to 4:30PM Thursday April 30 $140 for the course Purchase The...
  7. Animatronics for newbies - looking for a good source

    General Halloween
    For years I've only dealt with static props and really haven't had the time to dedicate to figuring out how to make things move. Now that I have the time, I'd really like to look into animatronics to see how they work. That said, I was wondering if anyone knew of a resource online (or books)...
  8. Trendy Halloween up to 50% off animatronics and decorations (off-season prices!)

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Well it is "Cyber Monday" today. I got an email from Trendy Halloween promoting their 50% off sale that ends at midnight. I've purchased a few things from them before, and they offer free shipping on orders over $75. So you're probably not going to find a better deal on animatronics anywhere for...
  9. Prop Showcase: Singing skull and pumpkins

    Halloween Props
    Here's the talking skull and pumpkins that I made! We hardly had any ToTs at all though, so I feel like I wasted a whole month making and programming these and nobody really saw them :( It was snowing and raining, and around 30 F all night so that is probably why there were hardly any...
  10. Happy Halloween!

    General Halloween
    Here are some more pics. I will send more once the foggers are on and the animatronics are on. Hope everyone has a great day!!!!
  11. 7 NEW Channel Brackets

    For Sale By Merchants
    These NEW Channel Brackets are great for your animatronic build by providing nearly endless design and attachment options. These brackets utilize the unique hole pattern found throughout the Actobotics product line which allows for virtually unlimited mounting possibilities...
  12. Static: Process do far.

    Halloween Props
    I don't have everything up yet. No animatronics. But it's coming along.
  13. Wanted: Commercial grade haunted house props in Florida

    Wanted to Buy
    We will always be on the look out for any haunted house props to use either in our up coming haunted house or in our future haunted houses. We are a new business and want to find good deals on good quality props.
  14. Mechanical: Mr. Bones... new and improved

    Halloween Props
    So, after his near-catastrophic failure last Halloween, we thought we should give Mr. Bones an update on his sword arm. I think it turned out pretty good! Check it out and let us know what you think.
  15. Vote for Halloween 2014 Props you think we should carry!

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    Click to vote individually or comment down below Plus! Save 15% on Bestselling Halloween Props with code #TRENDYPROPS Visit Trendy Halloween HERE to view selection.
  16. Electronic/Software: My Talking Bucky Skull

    Halloween Props
    This is my first year making any type of Halloween prop. I made a talking Bucky skull (not a 3-axis - they look too difficult to make IMO). I programmed it to "Grim Grinning Ghosts" from Disney's Haunted Mansion. Here's a video of it: I used a Pololu 6-channel Micro Maestro servo controller...
  17. Prop Showcase: My 2013 Halloween Yard Haunt

    Halloween Props
    Love this site! Here's a quick video from this year's Halloween Yard Haunt. Happy Halloween!
  18. Electronic/Software: Will this skull work for a talking skull prop?

    Halloween Props
    I'm going to be building a talking skull (I've ordered the servo, Micro Maestro controller, etc. already). I know it's a bit late to start it but I think I'll be able to get it done in a week or so. I still have to order the skull though, and I'm not sure if this is good for this type of prop or...
  19. I saw this on Youtube Does anyone know the name of this song? Very cute!

    Halloween Music
    I saw this on youtube. I love this and have no idea how to make it but I thoought this was very nice. Does anyone know this song? Thanks:D
  20. Mechanical: Help: RC Animatronic Prop - Totally confused

    Halloween Props
    Fellow Halloweeners: I recently purchased a used animatronic prop head from an online prop auction. It's the first RC animatronic I've owned and I'm totally inexperienced with its inner workings. I'd like to test the servos and receiver that are in it but I don't know where to begin. What kind...
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