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  1. 99¢ sale!

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    It's crazy, we know, but yes it's true - hundreds of products each less than $1! It's like the Dollar Menu for parts! Now through Monday, May 27th while supplies last! Not valid with other discounts/promotions. https://www.servocity.com/ Including, but not limited to: Batteries Servo Leads...
  2. 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...
  3. Lighting: LED Lighting Question - PSU, LED Driver

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, I bought some pre wired LED's that I'm using in a project. ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DZIRPM4/ ) I'm still trying to figure out how to hook them up, but need some help. Would I use a Power supply or LED driver to drive these? I only need 6-10 of these led's hooked up...
  4. Electronic/Software: Vintage Swinging Zombie Girl - Power

    Halloween Props
    Hello all, I have a early model Swinging Zombie Girl from Spirit. On the older model the power connector (with male connector) is hard wired to the control box and an AC adapter (with a female connector) attaches to the male power cord. Somehow the male cable got cut over the winter. I've...
  5. Electronic/Software: Gemmy life size/can you identify this part ?

    Halloween Props
    I was able to score a life size Green Party monster for an incredible price the other day but his head was forcefully removed and wires ripped out but still repairable w the right parts. I need help figuring out the size of the barrel connector for the base of the neck , is it 5.5x2.5mm or...
  6. Electronic/Software: Gemmy life size/can you identify this part ?

    Halloween Props
    I was able to score a life size Green Party monster for an incredible price the other day but his head was forcefully removed and wires ripped out but still repairable w the right parts. I need help figuring out the size of the barrel connector for the base of the neck , is it 5.5x2.5mm or...
  7. Newby needs help w/ try me button hack

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    Hey everyone, last couple years have been taking decor/prop to higher level. Been reading your stuff and appreciate your posts. Now have a question I can not find answer to. Want to add PIR sensor to battery operated props(Jumping spider, standing up skeleton, Grim Reaper, etc.) but am not too...
  8. Newby to site, jacking up props to new level this year

    Member Introduction
    Hey everyone, last couple years have been taking decor/prop to higher level. Been reading your stuff and appreciate your posts. Now have a question I can not find answer to. Want to add PIR sensor to battery operated props(Jumping spider, standing up skeleton, Grim Reaper, etc.) but am not...
  9. Looking for a Connector-Any ideas?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Hi everyone We are trying to use old BOSE speakers for sound. - They have just wire for connections in back, and I want to hook up into our laptop and hercules mixer for music. I guess I am looking for a 3.5mm solder less connector? My son dj'd our last parties but we didn't need huge...
  10. Electronic/Software: What is the small two pin connector on Gemmy and other simple animated props?

    Halloween Props
    There is a common connector used on many animated props, to allow a "Try Me" button. I'd like to do remote triggering with a longer cord, but do not have the original button for all props, so I'd like to be able to get more plugs. What is the connector type and where would I find plugs? Is it...
  11. Spitting werewolf help

    General Halloween
    I was wondering if anyone has a spitting werewolf out there that might be able to help me out. I finally decided to drag mine out after 2 years and he doesn't seem to be spitting. I bought him at the day after sale so I never tested him as I couldn't return it anyway. I am wondering if I'm...
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