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  1. Mechanical: Anyone do a fire breather animatronic?

    Halloween Props
    Browsing for ideas, I came across these DMX flame pots: These would have been great 20 years ago when I was a kid trying to figure out how to make a flaming hellhole in my parent's yard. Like I have previously mentioned, I'm going to run with a circus/sideshow/carnival theme this year...
  2. New in Raleigh, NC: Nerd- likes to mix computer generated effects,music, etc (video)

    Member Introduction
    Been building over time, all started with halloween and that carried over to xmas as well. I do a synchronized show with music, lights, effects. Right now Im up to 11,000 discrete channels of AC, DMX and RGB stuff. Halloween is much smaller than XMAS- more like 2,000 channels. Here's a quick vid:
  3. 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...
  4. DMX Prototyping Shield PCB

    For Sale By Merchants
    Here's my Arduino DMX Prototyping shield! Perfect for building your own prop controllers. https://www.tindie.com/products/Eyeballs/arduino-dmx-proto-pcb/ It's the PCB only, you'll have to provide a few additional components yourself. A detailed bill of materials is included, with a footprint...
  5. Electronic/Software: DMX Prototyping shield

    Halloween Props
    Here's a prototyping shield for the Arduino I developed: It's a very simple circuit, a very basic MAX485-based receiver. I decided to use RJ45 connectors because I use a cheap USB-to-RS485 adapter, wich has an RJ45 connector, and it works with standard network cables. On the next version...
  6. Electronic/Software: Wireless DMX control

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone used wireless DMX control with VSA? I was wondering if this will work thus replacing DMX cable runs from computer to prop.
  7. Electronic/Software: First PVC candles for office decorations.

    Halloween Props
    Long time haunter, first time poster! We like to decorate our office space here at work. I was inspired by this post.... http://www.halloweenforum.com/tutorials-and-step-by-step/68856-pvc-flicker-candles-38.html I figured Id give it a try with a little twist. Here's our tumblr page about the...
  8. Electronic/Software: My Animated Scarecrow and Black Crows, Cornfield Setup. Halloween 2015

    Halloween Props
    A Cornfield Test of a show programmed in Gilderfluke PCMACS with DMX signal out from a computer to a Gilderfluke Minibrick8, and Gilderfluke, 12v, 8 output relay board triggering a Spirit Halloween, "The Harvester" and two Spirit Halloween animated Black Crows. The footpad for "The Harvester"...
  9. Seasonal Entertainment - PreSale #2 has begun

    For Sale By Merchants
    Hi everyone, I am happy to report that PreSale #2 started yesterday. There was a few glitches in the system but mainly from over use on the site. Customers actually crashed it....twice! In any event, we have taken steps to rectify the situation and things are running smoothly now. Here is...
  10. We are going to the convention!!

    West Coast Haunters Convention
    OK, well seeing how there is nothing on this topic I guess we will have to start it with 3 days left. City of the "Dam"med will be doing a free seminar on Friday re: how we use DMX and Light O Rama to run our home haunt. We also have a home haunt display that will be running our Tiki bird...
  11. Mechanical: Wiper Motor & DMX

    Halloween Props
    Is anyone familiar with how to control a wiper motor with DMX? I have tried to use a Matrix dimmer/switch pack, but the pack continuously outputs a small voltage even when no signal is being sent. I currently run the show on a VSA RAPU and I would like the controller to be compatible with it...
  12. Electronic/Software: DMX Wiper Motor

    Halloween Props
    Is anyone familiar with how to control a wiper motor with DMX? I have tried to use a Matrix dimmer/switch pack, but the pack continuously outputs a small voltage even when no signal is being sent. I currently run the show on a VSA RAPU and I would like the controller to be compatible with it...
  13. Fog: Converting non-DMX fog machine to DMX control

    Halloween Props
    Hi folks, I am a new HalloweenForum member, and have been a bit puzzled by something that I hope someone may be able to give me some guidance on. I picked up a Chauvet Hurricane 1101 last year for our 2014 haunt and have been happy with all but one aspect: the lack of DMX512 control. For this...
  14. Using DMX control with VSA How to work with the BoC board.

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    OK, let’s get started with our Board of Chuckie (BoC) DMX tutorial. This year, I switched over to DMX to run my Skeleton Quartet that I call Sindy Skinless and the Decomposers. It GREATLY reduced the wiring needed, improved the stability of the servos and made setting up and tearing down a 10...
  15. Electronic/Software: Triggering BooBox Flex using VSA

    Halloween Props
    Has any one here triggered BooBox Flex using DMX commands from VSA? BooBox Flex has a way to trigger the animated shows in its controller via DMX commands and I have been attempting to trigger via DMX commands from VSA with no success. Thank you,
  16. For sale: Skulltronix dmx skull with dmx light package

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hello I purchased this on ebay many years ago and never used it as I needed a PC to operate it. Cost me about $1300.00 with shipping. Anyhow I am looking to sell this if someone is interested. Hoping to get around $1100.00(includes shipping) Prefer someone local to Los Angeles so you can...
  17. Fog: My fog machine experiences...

    Halloween Props
    Holly Cow! After many years of frustration with various foggers I finally broke down and bought a Rosco fogger.... and am I impressed! I have a VEI Super Fogger 950, Chauvet 900, AFX UltraFog DMX 2K, and some Chinese DMX Ebay model (don't really see any markings on it other than 1500. The...
  18. Electronic/Software: VSA and relay bord problem!!!

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys. Does anyone have experience with VSA and relay board from Northlight system ??? Can not get to my work. DMX comunikasjonen works 100%. servo board works as well as all dmx PAR lamps lights Help .... has 5 pneumatic props waiting for signal Regards Kåre Norway
  19. Lighting: Dmx Lightning

    Halloween Props
    Hello everyone, My Name is joe, I own a production company in northern California that uses chauvet showexpress for all my lighting, I have been approached to create lightning scene on the front of a mansion for a Halloween theme party.i am not the best at the programing portion or building...
  20. Electronic/Software: VSA and DMX using a BoC. Need help ASAP and that's no LOL!

    Halloween Props
    I have finally bought everything I need to migrate away from the SSC-32 board for my Skeleton Quartet and switch over to DMX using VSA to program it all. I thought I had it all ready to go. I bought all the BoC boards (5 of them), I downloaded the configuration software and configured each card...
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