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  1. Trick or Treat Studios reviews

    Merchant Reviews
    As background, I have purchased several masks from Trick or Treat Studios. I didn't have any problems with the transactions, and the masks arrived in good shape. I posted reviews of each mask on their website, in which I went into some detail. My 4- and 5-star reviews were approved, and they...
  2. Mechanical: Flying reaper help needed

    Halloween Props
    I'm sure most of us have seen the flying reaper scare on You Tube. I know he used fishing line and a hexacopter. I want to do This same scare on a much lower level; using a premade lightweight ( 4oz.) Reaper decoration. I am sure I won't need a $1000 hexacopter for his stunt . What would be...
  3. Flamethrower For Sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    George Maser Flamethrower Unit 900.00 or trade will listen to offers. email [email protected] Located in Northeast TN. Unit is in great condition only used one season. Created by George Maser it's an EPIC effect and a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Selling due to not having staff to operate...
  4. Electronic/Software: Motors

    Halloween Props
    Looking to do a Leering Skeleton prop and something else. I already invested in one wiper motor, 12 volt power and speed control. Looking to go a cheaper route for the second one. I read the cheap synchronous motors are good but get hot???? It will need to run for 4 hours straight. Would...
  5. Electronic/Software: Simple Circuit Board For Random Movement

    Halloween Props
    I need help from all you electronics gurus out there. Here's my problem: I want to build a spider prop, based on this spider The abdomen of the prop will be about 6 to 8 inches in diameter. The front and rear legs will be about 12 to 16 inches long, and the side legs will be proportionately...
  6. Electronic/Software: Budget Motion detector with timer? Audio?

    Halloween Props
    Don't want to buy an expensive control box. I have bought a few outdoor motion lights before and wired them to plug in the wall, using the light sockets to plug props. But is there another way, just as cheap, to have a motion detection device and an accurate timer? The motion light I made...
  7. I need advice for Crowd Control issues at my haunt

    General Halloween
    I need some advice how to handle the situation with I have a large number of people that want to go through my tiny one-car garage haunt. I had about 200 visitors and maybe half of them wanted to walk through... When the groups were small, I asked them to walk through slowly and enjoy. It's...
  8. Mechanical: Human Rotisserie

    Halloween Props
    So, I have my hot coals, and I have my skeleton, and I want to build a human sized rotisserie. I have seen a couple of them on here before, but I can't find them. Are there any good DIYs for a skeleton-sized rotisserie? The basic model in my head is scrap wood and PVC pipe (seems like it...
  9. Electronic/Software: mp3 player volume control

    Halloween Props
    I am replacing some of my old cassette tape players, to provide individual sounds for scenes, with some cheap mp3 players played through computer speakers. I am running the mp3 players continuously and switching power to the computer speakers to turn the sound on and off. Everything is working...
  10. 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...
  11. Mechanical: Reccos for remote control winch?

    Halloween Props
    Hello! I want to raise a 60 or 70 pound object up and down via wireless remote control for Halloween. Gonna be up in a tree. A big spider. Winches don't appear expensive, but units with an included wireless remote seem to be. At least $200. I suspect the best value would be to buy the wireless...
  12. Lighting: Control Switch for Power Question

    Halloween Props
    Hey everyone. This year we're building a lab scene for the final scare of our haunt. I want to be able to control some light and sound effects for the scene through a switch or control unit. I have never done anything like this before, so I need some help! Basically, I want to be able to have...
  13. Mechanical: What to do with a remote control puppy?

    Halloween Props
    Hey I got a remote control puppy at a yard sale today for $1, not sure quite what to do with it yet. Maybe reskin it as a giant rat? Here's a video of the toy being reviewed by an adorable kid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow2WeihgPt8
  14. Pneumatic: Control Panel Wiring Part 1. Posted to provide help. VIDEO INSIDE!!!

    Halloween Props
    Many new things this year. Most videos play a day after Halloween to not spoil the new entries. All control panels are new this year and a 5th will be a walk through. Figured I would walk people though control panel wiring. This is a little bit for the advanced haunter working with relays. Can...
  15. Static: Remote Control LED tealight candles

    Halloween Props
    I'm looking at replacing my usual string light pathway guides with paper bag luminaries for this Halloween. For that old timey, vintage, nostalgic Halloween feel. I wanted LED candles for safety, and stumbled upon what could be a real convenience - remote control on/off. No digging into 50 bags...
  16. Electronic/Software: Morbid Enterprises Haunted two headed greeter

    Halloween Props
    I am wondering if anyone has had any experience with hacking a control box to say different phrases than the programmed ones...
  17. Mechanical: Spirit Halloween - Cryo Chamber Corpse - AVOID!!

    Halloween Props
    My wife saw this new prop on Spirit's website: http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/2-5-ft-cryo-chamber-corpse-animatronics-decorations/145170.uts?relationType=recentlyViewed&thumbnailIndex=0 It looks great, when it works, but it is way too fragile, so I can't recommend it. Here's my story...
  18. Electronic/Software: Cheap Controllers for Props

    Halloween Props
    I don't have the big bucks to spend on picoboos and such, so I usually use arduino along with relay modules to get my creatures to do my bidding. Either that or I just let it run all night at the same boring speed do the same repetitious motion. I tried out a dc speed controller on my wiper...
  19. Prop Showcase: Termites - good news/bad news

    Halloween Props
    The wife asked me to paint the living room. I found termite damage and it turned into a Halloween project. I was able to perfect my prop control wiring. I now have 112 pairs of audio, video, and low voltage wires going outside. Yay for termites! http://www.snydercentral.com/LR2017/LR2017.htm
  20. Electronic/Software: DC motor control question

    Halloween Props
    I have a Gemmy type butler prop that someone gave me. The control board has been fried by the use of the wrong power supply (by the previous owner!!). I have isolated the wires to each motor and they all seem to function properly. Head turns left, reverse the wires the head turns right. My...
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