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  1. Electronic/Software: My severed head, literally

    Halloween Props
    I grew up watching Sci-fi and Horror. Over the years I have seen so many uses for a severed head. I've always wanted to make one of my head! I have so many different props I would like to make with it! The one that really stands out is and android head. In Star Trek The Next Generation they...
  2. It's March outside, so it's time to make a Heart of Immortal for Halloween.

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello! I have made a project for Halloween. I record an instruction how I made a silicone heart model, put electronics inside it and submerged the model in freshwater, then added 6 kilos of salt to reach zero-gravity: https://youtu.be/mr6ep1Ta29E What do you think about this project?
  3. Looking for Barnyard Butcher from Spirit.

    Wanted to Buy
    The sound on mine has died. I have not had past success putting in new speakers in props (not very good with electronics). Thx, Mike
  4. SMT LED removed and replaced with... ?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I have a vape lighter I'm repurposing, and it has two surface mount LEDs that indicate two of its operating conditions. One LED indicates ready to light, the second lights when the coil is being powered. I don't need either LEDs and want to simply remove them, but not knowing the circuitry, I'm...
  5. Mechanical: UK Monster-in-a-box

    Halloween Props
    Hi all, Halloween isn't as popular in the UK as it is in the US, but I'm hopefully going to change that over the next few years as I build my drive / front garden (yard?) display, well at least in my leafy part of West Sussex anyway. I have a lot of prop building experience (R2D2, 2 x Daleks...
  6. Prop Showcase: Global Raining follow up

    Halloween Props
    I posted some 2018 Videos http://www.snydercentral.com/halloween/H2018/H2018.htm It was the saddest start ever but it got better. The old standby props saved the day. The new stuff all got crammed into the garage. We woke up the next day with the Flu that made packing the stuff up extra fun...
  7. Good tutorial (or class) for Electronics for Halloween props?

    General Halloween
    Hey all, Looking to step up my halloween display for next year and want to get into electronics and was wondering if anyone has/knows of good tutorials for beginners? I'm found some videos online, but figured I would ask here for more Halloween centric tutorials? Thanks.
  8. Electronic/Software: Butler Greeter prop

    Halloween Props
    A couple days ago I purchased a 6ft animated Butler Greeter prop 50% off from the AtHome store. https://www.athome.com/butler-greeter/124236783.html When I set it up the audio started stuttering and it stopped working completely. I called the store and they gave me the choice of returning it...
  9. Hello from Houston

    Member Introduction
    Hi, I'm a big halloween fan, and I like to make electronics and software projects. I want to show off some of my props here, and show how I made them.
  10. "Space Force Uniform"

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    With the talk about Space Force I thought it would be unique to make a "uniform" for this Halloween. The blue NASA coveralls/flight suit is so iconic, at least to my generation, that I decided to start with that idea. I bought some navy blue coveralls in my size as a starting point. On the...
  11. Electronic/Software: Need help identifying circuits

    Halloween Props
    I found these two circuit boards with a box of electrical components I have for Halloween props but have no idea what they are for. They were with a bucky skull, deer motor and wiper motor. It looks like they have leds but I have no idea what they're for or where I got them from. Any HELP...
  12. Electronic/Software: I can make that for HALF the price!

    Halloween Props
    I saw this great prop at Spirit, our local Halloween store, but the price was outrageous! Its an electronic prop, but I design electronics for a living so I decided to make something similar. Basically the prop is a gargoyle sitting on a pedestal. When it detects motion the eyes light up and it...
  13. Mechanical: Spirit Halloween - Cryo Chamber Corpse - AVOID!!

    Halloween Props
    My wife saw this new prop on Spirit's website: http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/2-5-ft-cryo-chamber-corpse-animatronics-decorations/145170.uts?relationType=recentlyViewed&thumbnailIndex=0 It looks great, when it works, but it is way too fragile, so I can't recommend it. Here's my story...
  14. Pneumatic: My first Groundbreaker!! WIP

    Halloween Props
    I started building a groundbreaker zombie while I was waiting for parts for the clown head prop!! Here are a few pictures, a little different design than the Casa Fear groundbreaker!! I also put a cylinder in to turn the head!! I'm gonna hang a speaker in the chest area and control it with one...
  15. Working with PC Power Supplies - Part 2

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey, gang!* I've just finished up a short how-to video dealing with the newer BTX-style PC power supplies. They are a little bit of a different beast and so I thought this would be useful. Check it out!
  16. Electronic/Software: Dead treadmill new life?

    Halloween Props
    Our treadmill died. It appears to have been the display or the board. I dismantled the machine and found two potentially useful motors. Since I do not know much about electronics I thought I would ask if these could be useful. The treadmill motor is 2.65 HP. I believe the yellow box on the board...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Selling My Frighprops Gear and other items

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hello Everyone, Due to health problems, I won't be able to keep doing my annual home haunt. I have many, many items I'd like to sell all together. I have well over $1200.00 of Frightprops electronic gear and other items. All well taken care of and stored properly and with care. Asking $...
  20. arduino electronics simulator website

    General Halloween
    For those of you interested in climbing into the world of electronics and arduino micro-controllers, here's a way you can get started for free. https://123d.circuits.io/ While there is some educational material available there, that's not the strength of this website. The real hidden gem here...