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  1. Ultimate Guide to DIY Animatronics Book

    For Sale By Merchants
    It is finally ready! My book, The Ultimate Guide to DIY Animatronics, is available on presale for $10 off through Monday! Order your copy from the first run and have it in time for Christmas at https://www.servomagazine.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-diy-animatronics You can find it on Amazon as...

    For Sale By Merchants
    The Blinking Bogeymen sleep during the day and come alive at night!!!! NEW RELEASE FOR HALLOWEEN 2018: The Blinking Bogeymen are 14 pairs of Red LED Lights with a custom made blinking pattern. This is a hard to find product. Due to Customers Demand, the Blinking Bogeymen are designed to look...
  3. Electronic/Software: Audio/Video delay issues

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    I'm using a Micca Speck media player and a 1080p TV to run a 10 minute loop of Unliving Portraits (from AtmosFX). Everything runs fine for a while, but then the audio gets out of synch. I've tried adjusting the audio delay on the TV, but even though I've tried the whole range of 0 - 250 ms, I...
  4. Electronic/Software: Sensor (and sanity) Saver

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    So, with all our updating and fixing up and testing, we discovered that some of our motion sensors were getting fried! :( As it turns out, the culprit was the power supply (or so it seems, anyway). For whatever reason, the power supply must be pumping out a voltage spike or something that was...