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  1. Electric Cracker

    Wanted to Buy
    I want a single Electric Cracker for next Halloween. I'd like to pay $30 or less shipped, and that would be no issue but every place I have tried wants $15 for shipping. Bringing the cost close to $40. Any suggestions ? Or, more likely, I am just too cheap. But as I would be using it just one...
  2. Prop Showcase: My first build: Electric Chair

    Halloween Props
    Attempted my first ever prop build this year. A homemade electric chair using a palm sander for vibration underneath the seat, frightprops electric firecracker for sparking/noise also underneath the seat and a strobe light behind the chair to light up between the pallet slats. The chair was...
  3. Mechanical: Motor movements and prop ideas

    Halloween Props
    Any good website or thread here shows a bunch of motor movement ideas, particularly electric motors and props? Looking for ideas and linkage ideas to start making props for 2019. Been out of the Haunted house hobby for 9 years. Maybe air powered too, just not sure. Thanks
  4. Static: Graveyard keepers quarters and grounds prop

    Halloween Props
    This will be the new attraction at the yard haunt this year. One side of the yard will be all graveyard, the garage will be an asylum with drop panels and the electric chair and then the other side of the yard will be the Graveyard keepers quarters with the new haunted cabin prop, fence and...
  5. Fence Banging Zombie

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey Haunters! Today I’m building an electric powered fence banging zombie. I used a windshield wiper motor for the movement and built the fence myself. He rocks the fence back and forth and with the added audio I think he’s gunna spook a lot of people. Have a look and let me know what your guys...
  6. Ideas wanted: How to add a clown theme to a graveyard/asylum yard haunt theme

    General Halloween
    Hello Everybody!!!! So excited to be back and for Fall (finally, it's been hot in Oklahoma) and the best holiday ever. This year I'm already busy building a new gallows prop (last one rotted) and since I have the lumber, a new guillotine will be started soon. But I do have need for some ideas...
  7. Electronic/Software: Flash cracker question

    Halloween Props
    Putting together an electric chair and wanted to use a couple flash crackers on the chair uprights near area where the TOT's upper arms/shoulders are. Before doing so, I wanted to make sure there was no danger of shock or hearing damage with the crackers within several inches of the TOT's...I...
  8. Other: How to put together Circus/Carnival theme while using previous props?

    Halloween Props
    So I really want to do a carnival/circus/sideshow theme. I think I figured out how to do a circus tent in a semi-affordable way. I have a 3 axis skull/skeleton. I'm thinking just swapping out his script and dressing him up as a sideshow barker. "Step right up, step right up, come see the...
  9. Electronic/Software: Ardurino queston

    Halloween Props
    Hey all. Trying my hand at DIY props this year. Looking to go Ardurino over Pico as it seems to be less expensive. So, sorry if my question is too vague or open ended. Basically I'm doing an human interactive electric chair with electric sander, vibrating motors, flash cracker and routed fog...
  10. 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...
  11. Electronic/Software: Electric chair wiring ideas

    Halloween Props
    Im wanting to finish my electric chair project this year, i keep getting disheartened by the wiring setup... any ideas would be much appreciated- What im wanting is to have a press button that visitors can press to activate the chair triggering the prop for a set time (30 seconds or so?). This...
  12. gemmy replacement electric motors

    Wanted to Buy
    I need the electric motor that stirs the stick of the fogging cauldron of the life size witch.
  13. Lighting Predicament For The Yard Display

    General Halloween
    So. My mom and I have done a cemetery yard display for the past couple of years in her yard. (She's our next door neighbor, and her place is more visible.) The fun challenge we've dealt with each year is lighting. There are NO outdoor outlets around her house. For some reason, when they did...
  14. Electronic/Software: Can I use an "Occupancy Sensor" light switch to control props on a power strip?

    Halloween Props
    Can I use an "Occupancy Sensor" light switch to control props on a power strip? Hello Haunters! I'll cut to the chase and ask my question first, and then describe my project below in more detail for anyone interested. Can an OCCUPANCY SENSOR (such as the one HERE be used to control any items...
  15. Mechanical: Dancing Ghost Skeletons -- Haunted Mansion-inspired pepper's ghost

    Halloween Props
    I've always thought that the Haunted Mansion's ballroom scene has got to be one of the most gorgeous scenes in any ride/attraction/haunt/etc. I also realized a few weeks ago that I have a pretty good location for a pepper's ghost effect. My garage is a standard two-car size but it has two...
  16. Lighting: Remote switch for electric power?

    Halloween Props
    Gang, Imagine this if you will.......a séance to contact Jack the Ripper...several minutes into the séance, the smell of old leather is detected....no one has left the séance table the entire time.......sound spooky? My idea is to set an electric tart warmer with leather sent in the room and...
  17. Pneumatic: How to trigger a Electric Chair

    Halloween Props
    My next prop I'm building is an electric chair. I want to put the sander underneath the seat. What is a simple way to trigger it? Thanks!
  18. Electric Chandelier Candleabra

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is a recycle project and was very easy. Materials 1 Hanging dinning room light 1 Floor Lamp JB Weld putty Electrical tape Spray Paint Decor Flicker candle bulbs 1) I started with my old dinning light that was taken down. Flip all the brackets to the opposite direction, take off the...
  19. Mechanical: Help! Swinging zombie girl.. Lost electric cord

    Halloween Props
    Help! I brought swinging zombie girl at spirit Halloween store, and I lost the connecting cord that hooks up to the wall. Does any one know what I need to get to make her work again?
  20. Electronic/Software: Electric Firecrackers

    Halloween Props
    Hello Everyone, I hope everyone's preparations are going well for the big day. I am considering of buying an electric firecracker for my home haunt. On halloween, I usually have a lot of fog running through the lawn. Is fog/fog fluid flammable? Will the sparks from the electric firecracker...
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