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  1. Electronic/Software: AtmosFX Unliving Portrait

    Halloween Props
    Hi, Here's my take in the AtmosFX unliving portrait. Controlled by a Raspberry Pi Zero, PIR activated. The project would be a lot simpler if the monitor had hdmi and USB, but it was a old monitor by father was going to throw away and I thought I know what I can use that for.
  2. Hello from NJ.

    Member Introduction
    Hello Everyone. I'm now in my 4th year of decking out my yard with various props to scare and delight. Mostly I enjoy making props myself with inspiration and guidance from many in this forum. I sometimes repurpose the commercial props sold from the Halloween popups, picking them up after...
  3. Atmosphere Effects: Lightning (and thunder) in a Box Prop

    Halloween Props
    Here's my 2018 lightning and thunder in a box prop. PIR activatived, controlled by an Arduino. I've soldered a wire from one of the leds on the ka2284 which only illuminates with the thunder is at its loudest that then triggers the led floodlight through a SSR The plan is when ToTs walk on the...
  4. Pneumatic: Skeleton Pop-up Prop

    Halloween Props
    I would like to show my Halloween 2018 prop I've been working on. It's a pneumatic stand up skeleton controlled by an Arduino. It's triggered by a laser trip wire, though I'm might change it back to PIR The eyes and ribs flashing is to let me know when the program is finished, so that might...
  5. Electronic/Software: Need help with ardunio programming for electric chair

    Halloween Props
    So I pieced together an electric chair that has become the talk of last few neighborhoods that have seen it over the past few years. Each year, I try to add a little to it. Last year, I made a switch panel, but didn't quite get it finished and working to my desired result. The switch panel is...
  6. Lighting: looking for LED strip lights

    Halloween Props
    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...
  7. VSA triggering

    Halloween Props
    so just trying my luck here, I would like to trigger a video in my vsa routine at a certain time being controlled by vsa, I don't want to remote trigger, does anyone know how to go about this specifically
  8. Buckaneerbabe's Haunted Graveyard Items for Sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    We're re-listing everything because the offer we had to purchase the entire haunt for $10,000 didn't work out. Our preference is to sell the entire haunt, including the computer with the VSA routines and multiplex soundtrack. Of course buying the entire haunt means picking it up. I estimate...
  9. Selling my Halloween Display

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I am selling my complete Halloween display. The cemetery is approximately 10 x 20 feet with four skeletons. Three of them are servo controlled. One has servo controlled eyes, the other two have LED eyes. Controller for servos. Various tombstones. and LED spot lights. I have a pneumatic sit up...
  10. Pneumatic: My first monster in a box

    Halloween Props
    Hey there across the pond. I'm from Australia. Most people down here don't celebrate Halloween, but we sure do at our house. Here is a video of my monster in a box. it is controlled with an Arduino. Has four pneumatic cylinders for the movement, a hacked MP3 player so it can be controlled by...
  11. New Tools in my arsenal This year! What do you have?

    General Halloween
    I am happy to say I have a Light Wielding and Firework Shooting Drone to help terrorize the trick or treaters. I also will be adding for my first year a Computer Controlled Lighting Controller. Light O Rama. Love the Effects it is capable of bringing to my haunt. See last years haunt. Subscribe...
  12. Prop Showcase: From the dumpster to finished panels

    Halloween Props
    I found these fiberglass panels in the dumpster behind my office so I snagged a few to make my wall panels for my zombie containment scene. Added an exploding fuse box, rotating beacon light, vent panel with a small fogger and an old loud speaker. All controlled by one of Tim Thompson's prop...
  13. Lighting: Spooky Fusebox for Asylum Haunt

    Halloween Props
    Hi! Below are a couple of videos on how I made the spooky fuseboxes for my 2014 haunt. The SmartPixels are from http://www.holidaycoro.com/. They were very helpful! Also, I use the EasyPix decoder for the Smart Pixels...
  14. Motion Controlled Light adapter

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Also have 2 Motion Controlled Light Sensor adapters all set for plug and play that i'm no longer using. They have 2 sockets that you plug whatever prop you want into and will operate in test mode for a few seconds up to a few minutes depending on your needs. They are mounted to an electrical...
  15. A Different Kind of Halloween Light Show

    General Halloween
    I started out doing a home haunt and then added sequenced lights later. Because of this, my show doesn't use any orange and purple christmas light strings and instead focuses on creating a more realistic organic look. For the first 3 years, I limited my show to RGB DMX controlled floods...
  16. Electronic/Software: Bug crawler

    Halloween Props
    Hey there, from down under. I have been lurking on here for a while now and have got some great ideas. Halloween isn't very big in Australia so I don't have access to all the great props that you do. Anyway I have been working on a few and I am going to post up a few vids ( when I work out this...
  17. Electronic/Software: Remote controlled prop question.

    Halloween Props
    Have any of you used an Arduino and a servo to make a controllable moving prop or hacked something else to make a remote controlled prop? Something along the lines of: an actor pushes a button on a remote and a door swings open or an actor pushes a button and a prop gun (shrink ray) swivels...