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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. Mechanical: Wiper Motor Question

    Halloween Props
    A wiper motor is normally powered by a car battery, right? If you want to use it with a prop, does that mean you have to connect it to a battery? Can it run on household current? Thanks.
  3. Flicker Circuit by Death Lord

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    By using an extension cord as the basis of this project it not only allows you to plug any light into it, but more importantly the extension cord give you the ability to plug two lamps (bulbs) into the cord. I use two 25 watt bulbs (red or red and yellow?) and a 5A fuse. Total construction time...
  4. Build a pneumatic cob web gun

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is yet another orphan how-to, unfortunately I never recorded who the original creator of this one was: I saw these web guns for sale on various websites and they aren't that cheap. After reading up on them I figured it was time I made one. I'm going to keep these instruction brief since...
  5. I love Halloween and happy to be here!

    Member Introduction
    Hello All! I'm happy to be here and connect with fellow Halloween friends. I love everything about Halloween--October, the Autumn, the Spookiness, the thrill and chill of it all. Excited to share this seasonal spirit with you all!
  6. Electronic/Software: Computer power supply not powering wiper motor

    Halloween Props
    The setup worked a couple years ago. I tested the motor with a car battery and it works. I also put the meter on the outputs of the computer power supply and I get 5 volts on the red and 12 on the yellow. When I connect the motor to the power supply the motor doesn't turn at all, I measured with...
  7. Static: Can I connect a PIR to wireless remote switch?

    Halloween Props
    I have several store props that are a mix of sound or motion triggered. All are powered by AA batteries. They are near each other, and I'd like trigger them simultaneously via PIR. I happen to own a 12V 4CH Channel Wireless Remote Control Switch. Is there any way to connect the props to the...
  8. Electronic/Software: Problems with trigger for Spirit Halloween scarecrow

    Halloween Props
    Hello- I'm trying to make a sitting scarecrow prop work from a remote trigger. The trigger is just a relay with a remote control. I've done this before with other props (just yesterday the jumping spider) but I can't figure out what I'm missing with this one. I expected to use a 3.5mm audio...
  9. New User: Showers - Season's Greetings

    Member Introduction
    Greetings HalloweenForum.com Users and Staff, My name is Showers and I come before you, presumably at your favorite time of year! About me: California, US. When not working, I volunteer my time with one of the best film and costume prop makers in my area. I will make your mannequins blush...
  10. Static: Life-size character prop stands

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone know where I can buy prop stands? I’m having a hard time finding any online. I am referring to the tree stand type of prop indicated in the picture below. I bought a prop and it was missing the center piece that connects all of the feet together. I suppose if there are other types of...
  11. Lighting: looking for LED strip lights

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    i'm not sure if this is the proper place for this thread since i'm not using this just for halloween, so if anyone feels it should be moved, i'm okay with that. my wife and i have renovated our basement and we're wanting to put some LED strip lights along the ceiling. color-changing is strongly...
  12. 502 errors and SLOW

    Site Issues and Feedback
    The last 24 hours or so I've gotten random 502 bad gateway errors. Not every time, but enough to mention here at this point. Also since the move to the cloud servers, I've noticed the forum itself slow to connect, timing out and sometimes getting a "server too busy" response with increasing...
  13. Facebook Connect Possessed?

    Site Issues and Feedback
    I was on the forum before as Scavenger Eye Studios. I always logged in with Facebook connect. One day it just said "facebook re-directed too many times". I deleted my cookies, and browser history. I was using Google Chrome. Tried different browsers: Safari, and Firefox - same error. I tried...
  14. Mechanical: Connecting Electricity to a relay

    Halloween Props
    Hi All: So I have two lights that have power cords to them. I'd like to connect them to a relay that will tell them when to go on and off....unsure how to do this though...anyone have advice/experience???? --Tony
  15. Electronic/Software: Connecting a step plate to a prop with no 'try me' function

    Halloween Props
    Hi all. I was wondering if anyone has or could point me in the direction of a tutorial to connect a step pad to a battery operated prop that doesn't have one of those 'try me' buttons to connect to. I have read that it can be wired to the 'on' switch but as I'm quite the novice and have no...
  16. Static: Random 12v power supply

    Halloween Props
    Hi everyone. I am looking for help with a prop I am making at the moment. It is a small hand operated morse code/telegraph machine. My question is how to make the unit move up and down in a random way, to simulate the original action, as discreetly as possible. My initial thinking was to...
  17. Electronic/Software: External Speakers for Animated Props?

    Halloween Props
    Hey everyone! Recently, I purchased a talking, animated grim reaper prop from my local Halloween store. (I'm brand new to the forums so I can't post a link to the video yet, but search YouTube for "Winged Reaper Ultimate Animated Prop" ) I absolutely love him. The problem is that the attached...
  18. Pneumatic: How do you connect cylinders/rigs to foam filled props?

    Halloween Props
    I bought a foam filled attack dog (well, front half of a dog anyway) from Fright Props and I'm looking for suggestions on how to attach it to a cylinder. I want the dog to thrust forward via pneumatic cylinder, but I'm unsure how to fasten the cylinder to the foam prop. Any suggestions?
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