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  1. Ourdoor speaker setup

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi all! First, I will preface this with - not sure how to categorize this!, as its not really a prop Q, and not really a music-specific question either. Rather a general speakers set up.. In the past, I've run with a Jambox (company now obsolete, I think - but essentially a mobile BLUETOOTH...
  2. SMT LED removed and replaced with... ?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I have a vape lighter I'm repurposing, and it has two surface mount LEDs that indicate two of its operating conditions. One LED indicates ready to light, the second lights when the coil is being powered. I don't need either LEDs and want to simply remove them, but not knowing the circuitry, I'm...
  3. Electronic/Software: How to loop an Aurduino Uno?

    Halloween Props
    Is there a way to have an Uno run in a loop by jumping 2 connections, not by code, much the same way you can with a Picoboo? I'm wanting to run it with relays connected without a PIR and have the sequence run over and over? So basically when power is applied to the UNO it's starts playing the...
  4. Lighting: Changing portraits lighting question?

    Halloween Props
    I want to light my Haunted Mansion portraits with an external light, then also have the internal lights that give them the changing portrait effect light up via a lighting controller soundtrack, can this be done by using a prop controller such as a picoboo or arduino? As of now I have just...
  5. Question about Winter Dragon

    Halloween Props
    With the fog machine connected and the adapter switch turned on,the dragon cycles a few times and fog comes out.When it stops is it waiting for the fog machine to heat up again?Do you leave the switch on?
  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. 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...
  8. Swinging witch motion sensor not working

    General Halloween
    Hello does anyone know ho to fix this issue or is it toast the wires at both ends are connected
  9. Electronic/Software: Aduino malfunctions when power is applied to relays

    Halloween Props
    I know what you're thinking. Really Dustin? Another Arduino post? Yes, sadly I do have another problem that I need some help with. I built my Arduino and it works just fine till I apply power to my relays. Without 12v DC connected the relays trigger just fine every time but with 12v DC connected...
  10. Spirit halloween jumoing zombie

    Wanted to Buy
    Spirit halloween jumping zombie Anyone have this prop.. working or not I have a loose wire on electronic board.. I just need a picture of the board to see where all the wires are connected dr zombie does not know squat
  11. Electronic/Software: motion sensor for tv

    Halloween Props
    ok ...i going to purchase a fx video of a lady in a picture who turns into a scary monster...my question is how do i make it to repeat each time someone goes into my occupysensor ... im thinkin of puttin my tv in a picture frame with a laptop or projector connected to it or is there a better...
  12. Electronic/Software: Wiper Motor DOA?

    Halloween Props
    I bought this wiper motor that looks old at a flea market a few weeks ago. It was only $5.00 bucks so I took a chance. Just got around to testing it, first I used a lap top power supply that I got for 50 cents at a garage sale. It didn't work so I directly connected to the battery of my car...
  13. Mechanical: Help - PWM DC Motor Speed Controller

    Halloween Props
    Hopefully someone knows the answer to this. So I've got a monster guts wiper motor - works great when hooked directly to the power supply. I bought and connected a PWM DC Motor Speed Controller - checked to make sure the polarity is correct - seems obvious that it is connected AFTER the power...
  14. Mechanical: Help with synchronous motor

    Halloween Props
    Hi, new here and need some help with a motor I purchased from ebay for my cauldron creep head. It's a 110v, 5rpm synchronous motor. I am not sure how to power it. I have connected it directly to 110v power with a cord and to a motor controller but neither worked. Any help appreciated!
  15. Electronic/Software: Oral-B Pulse???

    Halloween Props
    I go though one of these about every 3 or 4 weeks. I discovered as you can see they are battery operated. The problem with just changing the battery is that the brush bristles get weak and you really need to replace the whole thing. Unfortunately, I don't have a tutorial or anything like...