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  1. Mechanical: HELP!! Home Depot Wicked Witches

    Halloween Props
    Recently purchased the store display of these at Home Depot for $21 (told the cashier they were broken. Which they were, the arm brackets were broken off one of the witches two arms, so she took off 50% of the sale price) got them home to test out and the mouths don’t move, cauldron mech doesn’t...
  2. Mechanical: Spirit Halloween Grave Digger Repair

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, I have the retired Spirit Halloween Grave Digger prop and it needs some repair. 2 issues: 1) The plastic piece that holds his head in place must have broke, and I can't find anything that will repair it (his head moves side to side and tilts, so can't glue) 2) His arm is supposed to...
  3. Mechanical: Wiper Motor Arm Attachment Help

    Halloween Props
    Does any one have a good way of attaching an arm to a basic wiper motor like you would get on monster guts? I need a longer arm than the ones provided. I've tried attaching metal bars that I have drilled a hole in. Then I will use washers and a nut and hope to get enough compression to hold the...
  4. Electronic/Software: Holy Crap, My arm moves!!!

    Halloween Props
    Here's a video of a quick test of my prototype arm servo in action:
  5. Tutorial for making a prop with an arm that goes up and down

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey so a while back I was looking for a tutorial or some help to make a prop's arm move up and down. Thanks to a few helpful members my husband and I came up with this design. Sorry I am not the greatest speaking on camera. But I hope you can understand the concept and find it helpful anyways. I...
  6. Mechanical: Question about wiper motor.

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys! I'm about to start a cauldron creep witch that would have a stirring cauldron. Id like to buy a wiper motor from ebay. Ive already got one in mind but the spinning arm has a ball on the end. How do you attach an additional arm with this ball in the way or do you just remove that arm...
  7. Mechanical: Motor not fast enough.

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    I'm building my first animated prop. It is a skeleton(all my decorations are skulls or skeletons and lots of red lights) in front of a big gravestone and it's arm reaches out and it's head tilts back. I believe I saw the plans on this forum. It called for an animated deer motor to move the...
  8. Anyone got a tutorial for making an arm go up and down?

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    Hello all I am new here, but have been stopping by from time to time to get ideas for props to haunt my yard with. I am currently making a large cauldron about 3 foot tall by 3 foot wide. I plan on making three animated witches to go around the cauldron. One witch will be stirring, one will be...
  9. Electronic/Software: Gemmy 2008 Jason Arm Repair

    Halloween Props
    Can anyone help me fix my Gemmy 2008 Jason's arm? It's the arm that holds that machete. He works fine, the problem is the plastic from the arm broke and a piece is inside the motor and the rest of his arm is off. I will try to attach pics asaipc :p Thanks in advance
  10. Pneumatic: Table Scraps DONE!! Video Inside

    Halloween Props
    One of four props that follow a theme. Guillotine chops of heads, Wheel barrel moves the body parts, table scraps chops them up, and Rotten Rotisserie cooks them. Seven output controls Left Arm Right Arm Chainsaw Blade Light Mouth 1 Mouth 2 Mouth 3
  11. Atmosphere Effects: Trouble timing the bubble arm on the Gemmy Bubble/Fogger Help Grandpa

    Halloween Props
    After the neighbor child had his way with my daughter-in-laws bubble machine.. the arm no longer worked. After some head scratching I got it apart and found the motor gear broken. Fixed that with superglue and hope it holds. (where can I buy parts for this thing) Now my problem is cannot...
  12. Prop Showcase: Cauldron Creep still working after 4 years!!!

    Halloween Props
    Took it out from storage- the only problem was an arm was hanging off - fixed with some fishing line! 4 years old!!
  13. creature reacher help

    General Halloween
    I have somehow managed to lose one of the arms/hands to my bad seed creature reacher costume. It was there when it was put in storage and gone now???? Does anyone know where I can get an arm or even a pair if i have to. any help appreciated. Thanks.
  14. Sally statue

    Wanted to Buy
    looking for a sally statue from last year (2015) the one with the black cat at the base and sally has one arm reaching over to the other arm. i was able to get jack last year but not sally and i would really like to get the set. please let me know if you have one you are willing to part with!
  15. Best way to modify Pose N Stay Skeleton arm angle

    Halloween Props
    I've been searching the internet and forum for ideas, tips, tricks and videos. Alas...I've not found anything about arms. I want to rotate the fore arm 45 degrees so it can play a Sax or Trumpet. My original thought is heat and a gentle twist, but wanted to see if anyone else has done this.
  16. Mechanical: Motor attachment help

    Halloween Props
    Last year I bought a few motors with power adapter and speed controls The question I have what is the best method to attach armatures so I can use these motors to animate small things. Like zombie arm moving etc Any assistance would be great going to try to use them this year
  17. Static: All my children

    Halloween Props
    These lovely children are gong to have lots of fun come Halloween. They were a little spooky even before I started changing them. Eventually they will be wearing tattered bloody clothing and feasting on rat stew. Or even raw rats. At least 2 will have some arm movement. The seated one will be...
  18. Mechanical: Santa-mation

    Halloween Props
    So, I decided at the last minute this year that I was going to take a crack at an animated Santa Claus. I started out with a slightly modified version of our Watchman prop and then I added the waving arm which is powered by one of our 6 RPM gear motor kits. I used a simple version of the arm...
  19. Pneumatic: Pneumatic Guillotine DONE Video Inside

    Halloween Props
    Eight Input Upper upper body movement (shoulders) Upper lower body movement (waist)Right leg Left Leg Head Guillotine blade Wheel Spray The light stays white until the head drops then turns to red Enjoy :)
  20. Carn-Evil, animated stabbing clown arm prop

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Animated stabbing clown arm with bloody knife. Works on batteries. Used last year for one week. Ships from Virginia by USPS or pick up. Selling for $25 plus shipping
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