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  1. Octobanger Driving me crazy (Noob)

    Halloween Props
    Hi guys, new here and a total noob to the electronics of arduino. So i ordered all the pieces for the octobanger prop controller with an 8 channel relay. I downloaded firmware, connected pir & relay module pins 2-9 on the uno ( chinese special) to IN1-IN8 on relay with a gnd and a 5v to VCC...
  2. 2015 Pirate Theme

    2015 Pirate Theme

  3. Dark Ride Car Arduino (possibly hoverboard motor)

    General Halloween
    Hey! I am new to the Halloween forum, but I am definitely not new to Halloween. This is my 7th year building a haunted house type attraction. I am needing to find a way to build 2 dark ride cars for a 100' dark ride I am building. I currently have a brushless hoverboard motor that is 8" and...
  4. Hobbit Tracking Device

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello! I made a painting to spy on my guests. I've printed a picture of Barad-Dur on the canvas. Cut a hole on the Sauron's eye place for a spotlight with a focused beam. I connect the spotlight to the painting throw 2 servos and servo brackets. To make the beam more visible I added a fog...
  5. High Amp Power Supply Probably In Your Closet

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    ATX computer power supplies are in almost any old desktop computer case you may have sitting in your attic or closet collecting dust. These power supply's have at least 5- 12v, 8-5v and 4-3.3v leads all running with enough amperage to run any motor, arduino, servo or light setup that you have...
  6. Talking Skull Project on the Cheap Pt. 2

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    OK here is the promised tutorial on the cheap talking skull build. I'm trying to create a talking skull, that will react to any audio file you run through it, for less than $30... The first step was to cut the skull in a way to get access to the inside in a way that viewers couldn't see the...
  7. Arduino Talking Skull Project on the Cheap

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi folks, I'm working on an arduino talking skull project for a greeter for our haunt for next year. The skull is a cast I made of a high end skull (medical grade realistic) but I rotocast it out of resin to keep the weight down. My intention is to build a skeleton greeter in a booth that is...
  8. New to custom props: How much should I expect to spend per diy custom prop?

    Halloween Props
    I'm new to making custom props and am wondering just how much I should expect to spend for simple pop-up props, like trash can trauma or some other pop-up props complete with sound and lights. Is $100 per prop about right? Is arduino the way to go? Also, for air cylinders, do diy pvc cylinders...
  9. Electronic/Software: Convert piezo sound sensor to PIR (HC-SR501)

    Halloween Props
    I just started getting into hacking props this year. Maybe next year I'll try my hand a my own custom props. Anyway... Last year, I bought the Rising Reaper on clearance at Wal-Mart. It runs off of 3 AA batteries. I dislike battery operated props, so I converted it to AC power by simply using a...
  10. Electronic/Software: Singing Jack o'Lanterns

    Halloween Props
    Homemade browser-controlled singing jack o'lanterns built using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Falcon Pi Player, and Vixen: I made an Instructable describing how I built them here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Controlled-Singing-Animatronic-Jack-OLant/
  11. Haunted Light Prank (Instructions)

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
  12. My Disney-themed Halloween Projection Mapping Show

    General Halloween
    Hello, foolish mortals! Last year I decided to recreate one of my favorite shows at the Disneyland Resort, Halloween Screams, and thought that you all might want to see it (better late then never, right?). I plan to finish an axeworthy ghost type setup of the Zero dog from Nightmare Before...
  13. My 2017 Halloween Display

    General Halloween
    Hi, I never got around to posting my last years display. It went down well, got some nice comments on the night and even made a couple of kids run back to their parents crying. I know that sounds cruel, but secretly I was a little proud. Most the ToT's are small children dressed up, but I did...
  14. Atmosphere Effects: Lightning (and thunder) in a Box Prop

    Halloween Props
    Here's my 2018 lightning and thunder in a box prop. PIR activatived, controlled by an Arduino. I've soldered a wire from one of the leds on the ka2284 which only illuminates with the thunder is at its loudest that then triggers the led floodlight through a SSR The plan is when ToTs walk on the...
  15. Pneumatic: Skeleton Pop-up Prop

    Halloween Props
    I would like to show my Halloween 2018 prop I've been working on. It's a pneumatic stand up skeleton controlled by an Arduino. It's triggered by a laser trip wire, though I'm might change it back to PIR The eyes and ribs flashing is to let me know when the program is finished, so that might...
  16. Pneumatic: compressor / pneumatic sizing help

    Halloween Props
    Hi, i know this question has been asked before, but it is usually answered in USA spec and i am from the UK. i am having a year off this year (missing it, but attending a big party instead), so i thought i would put my "spare" time to some use and learn about pneumatics ready for next year. i...
  17. Electronic/Software: Need help with ardunio programming for electric chair

    Halloween Props
    So I pieced together an electric chair that has become the talk of last few neighborhoods that have seen it over the past few years. Each year, I try to add a little to it. Last year, I made a switch panel, but didn't quite get it finished and working to my desired result. The switch panel is...
  18. Mechanical: Animated Scarecrow Project

    Halloween Props
    Along with the mask thread, this is a placeholder for the full animated scarecrow. I am just going to rock a chair with servos, light the eyes and move the head but still I want to note the entire process. So this part is completed as of today, the arduino and wiring, I think the code should...
  19. Fog: Hacking a Fog Machine [video]

    Halloween Props
    I decided to crack open a cheapo fog machine and rewire it to be controlled by an Arduino. This way I can trigger it as part of the timing or from a sensor of some kind (used a basic PIR sensor in this video).
  20. Prop Showcase: Sparking Fuse Box

    Halloween Props
    Hey all. This is a new prop I open-sourced today: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2799787 https://github.com/nickkoza/Fuse-Box-Control https://easyeda.com/NicholasKoza/Fuse_Box_Control-f4e31def47934872819f72735aed862e It's powered by an ATmega328 (same processor as the Arduino) and a...
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