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  1. Electronic/Software: PIRs

    Halloween Props
    So I have been playing around with a some used PIRs and I think I have learned a few things but I just want to confirm. I am working with 12V PIRs and have 12V actuators or 12 V LEDs hooked to them. First I noticed if I tried to directly hook the PIR to the actuator that the PIR triggers over...
  2. Electronic/Software: Projection mapping initial questions

    Halloween Props
    I'm thinking of doing a full projection mapping project for our house for 2019 Halloween. I used an AtmosfearFX projection into a window for 2018 and want to go bigger for 2019. My current pojector is an NEC MT1060 (2,600 lumens, native resolutipon of 1024 x 768, aspect ration of 4:3 and throw...
  3. Fog: Fog machine wiring diagram

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I'm trying to build a new trigger (timer and/or motion detector) for my small fog machine (110vac). It initially had a wireless trigger device which plugged into a 3-conductor connector at the rear of the machine. The device has failed. I've been looking at the schematic for a while...
  4. Ghost Hunter Game - scavenger hunt

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    This was a game we did 2 years ago when our party theme was Ghostbusters. I went around and took photos of the faces of props and decorations. I wrote up a page explaining that ghosts have escapes from the Ecto-Containment Unit and it was their job to find them. On the sheet were about a dozen...
  5. Repairing Lemax Spooky Town Tower

    Halloween Props
    Hi, Not sure if this is correct forum, but wanted to see if anybody had experience with repairing Lemax Haunted Clock Tower 35531. The cogs, clock and skeleton animation are not working but other lights are. Thanks.
  6. Big lots 80" dragon skeleton - wrong one in box?

    Product Reviews
    I ordered the 80" Dragon. I just received it. The box shows pic and says 80" on picture on the box and the tag on dragons head. I assembled it and its definitely the smaller 48" dragon. They said they will replace it, but wondering if THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ANYONE ELSE.. Wondering if the...
  7. Big City vs Small Town Halloween

    General Halloween
    I have lived almost all of my life in a big city which of course has certain Halloween advantages (more events, bigger parties, more stores, etc.) but I think it must come with some disadvantages as well (schools being too politically correct to celebrate Halloween, perhaps less of a neighborly...
  8. Electronic/Software: Dr Shivers head re-wiring need help !

    Halloween Props
    Hi guys ! I just purchased a Dr Shivers as-is today at a really great fixer upper price. It's looks like a first generation style w heavy base and volume knob and mic jack on base and has the rubber gloves. Storage wise it has original box and is very clean and the beaker works ok. Great shape...
  9. Help! Looking for a vortec tunnel light

    Wanted to Buy
    I'm looking for that lazer tunnel effect but can't seem to search the correct key words on ebay. Any suggestions?
  10. Halloween Spirit Store Pre Season Clearance going on.

    General Halloween
    Not sure if this is already posted anywhere but the Halloween Spirit store is having a pre-season clearance going on. I picked up some inexpensive hanging props and such. They have it in sections like 2 for $5, $5, $10.....etc....Just make sure when it's in your cart that it is the correct...
  11. props on utube??

    General Halloween
    can you tell me is there not that many home built props on youtube or other places or am I just not looking up the correct things everything seems to be old or I just cant find mutch
  12. How to set up the AtmosFEARfx projector system ???

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I received great advice when looking for a fog machine last year resulting in the purchase of the Chavets Hurricane. Now I am interested in the AtmosFEARfx videos that I saw at Spirit. I'd like to project it on my living room window. It's right at 4 x 5 tall. The person at Spirit said they...