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  1. Transformer in Haunt

    Transformer in Haunt

    A transformer in the wild
  2. Need Help Wiring Electric Motor for Prop

    Halloween Prop Building Group
    Hello! I've been lurking here awhile and have learned a lot from you all. Thank you! I've recently dismantled a Homedics back massager for the motors to be used in a new prop but have no idea on how to wire them. I'd like to be able to connect them to a standard power cord. The motors have only...
  3. Electronic/Software: Sparking Props

    Halloween Props
    I made a prosthetic claw out of foam for a zombie walk and now I wish to make it better. I want sparks when the claw ends touch. Fright Props used to sell "Spark Gloves" that were battery operated and safe for user and others. Unfortunately they don't sell those anymore and I can't find any...
  4. Failing Store Bought Props

    General Halloween
    Seems like as time goes on, I'm having more and more of my store bought props starting to fail. Mostly not lighting up, not moving or activating properly. One of my fave props, a Nosferatu-like hanging bat, went out right after the first season I bought him. I still hang him up, but I hate that...
  5. Mechanical: Raising a tombstone - What do I need

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, Kinda looking/searching into more animatronic props lately (building myself) and wanna get more into electrical and motors, etc. I created this prop this year, kinda like tombstone, built outta foam and wood. Maybe weights 20lbs or so. I was thinking of raising it up and down. So...
  6. Lighting: PRO-TIP on a budget: Colored lighting filters

    Halloween Props
    I know many of you want to colorize your displays. And DJ supply companies and musical stores like to sell those colored gels. However, they can be expensive. So what is an affordable option? 3-ring binder dividers! Grab the transparent colored plastic dividers, kinda like these...
  7. Lighting: Thunder & Lightning Machine - in Australia (240v)?

    Halloween Props
    Hi everyone, I've left my Halloween preparations late this year (thanks, life) but I'm really hoping to finally get a good solution for a thunder and lightning machine. Every year I spend hours searching the internet, and every year I give up in dismay. I'd like a thunder & lightning machine...
  8. Looking for: High Voltage Electrical Box (Spirit Halloween)!

    Wanted to Buy
    Image: Youtube video of High Voltage/Death Row combo: This will be my second time doing a yard haunt, but this is the first year we’re going all in. We will be doing an asylum theme. I’ve already got the lovely Death Row inmate, but am looking for the High Voltage box that can activate it...
  9. Electronic/Software: Electrical question

    Halloween Props
    I have a question for the more electrically inclined. I have an outlet outside the house for plugging in my Halloween decorations but the trouble is that I need to run multiple extension chords and then multi plugs to each individual item. I also have some items that are running on 12 V and 5 V...
  10. Pneumatic: Exploding Electrical Fuse Box

    Halloween Props
    Check out my Exploding Electrical Fuse Box prop. Thanks to Deoblo85 (Jose) for the "inspiration".
  11. Electronic/Software: Anyone know the name or manufacturer of this prop?

    Halloween Props
    I was gifted this a few weeks ago and need to work on the electrical but getting a few key pices of information will make it less likely i mess it up worse. Thanks in advance.
  12. Electronic/Software: Animated props bought in the US to use in the UK

    Halloween Props
    Hi all I am interested in buying a prop I've had my eye on from a US store to be used in the UK. Given the differences in electrical systems, I'm after some advice. I've had a look on the website for this prop and on the actual prop instructions, it states that the UL power adaptor has an input...
  13. Electronic/Software: Has anyone ever taken off a gemmy figure off their base?

    Halloween Props
    Was wondering if anyone ever tried this is it pretty easy to do I wouldn't want to mess up any electrical things down there. I wanted to dress a gemmy prop different with a different costume!
  14. lifesize hungry harry animated prop

    Wanted to Buy
    does anyone have this?? what is the exact specifications on the electrical adapter?? 9 volts and how many amps??
  15. Static: PVC and Chicken wire Spider. My first real build (in progress)

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys, I've been lurking on the boards on and off since I found them last year. I tried a few small projects last year inspired by some of the stuff I saw here, but this year I took the plunge into building something more involved. So this is what I have with my Spider so far. I bought...
  16. Static: Electrical bubblers DONE!! Video inside

    Halloween Props
    Well I had some spare parts laying around so I built these. Turned out great. Was going to put these in a lab scene but decided to put these next to my Electrical Abomination.
  17. Electrical systems for a safe Halloween

    General Halloween
    Needless injuries and deaths are reported every year involving the improper handling and following protocols involving electrical systems. Serious injuries and or deaths can be prevented by using simple common sense approach when using outside electrical systems. This thread will discuss...
  18. Static: 2014 Electrical Transformer

    Halloween Props
    I've been trying to get into the habit of either procuring or creating at least one big thing each year. This year, although I didn't have a haunt that it would fit in, I decided to make an Electrical Transformer for my desk at work. I love working on it since I am new to making physical things...
  19. Electronic/Software: Need help triggering singing skeletons

    Halloween Props
    I have several of the Grandin Road singing skeletons that I want to trigger at different times so it appears to be a concert. I have an elevated front porch that overlooks the sidewalk. The skeletons are a combination of battery and electrical plug operated. They are motion and sound...
  20. Mechanical: connect electrical relay to WiperMotor

    Halloween Props
    I've purchased a FrightProp dual speed w/park wiper motor and a simple electrical relay. I had assumed the connection would be the same as my other motors yet the connection is just a bit more complicated. This motor has 5 wires as opposed to the three on my other motors. Two (-) Fast and...
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