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  1. Halloween Props
    So I have been playing around with a some used PIRs and I think I have learned a few things but I just want to confirm. I am working with 12V PIRs and have 12V actuators or 12 V LEDs hooked to them. First I noticed if I tried to directly hook the PIR to the actuator that the PIR triggers over...
  2. General Halloween
    I write scary comics for kids (primarily ages 7 to 12), and I've been giving out copies of my comics on Halloween for years. This year, I'm planning to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund a much larger print run of small-size, black and white editions. It's my way of testing the waters to...
  3. General Halloween
    Hi everybody! Sorry if this question was already raised, but how do you feel about ToTs (in my experience generally older) who come and ask for candies but they don’t have a costume or not even a mask or something? I don’t get too many, but they still annoy me a bit - I would like to tell...
  4. Halloween Props
    I picked up a skeleton from Spririt the other day, but it is way too cute for my yard. I am looking into converting him into a groundbreaker and would like him to have a greyish corpse look to him similar to the below pictures. I've seen some posts about using plastic wrap and a heat gun to...
  5. Halloween Props
    Hey all, I bought some pre wired LED's that I'm using in a project. ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DZIRPM4/ ) I'm still trying to figure out how to hook them up, but need some help. Would I use a Power supply or LED driver to drive these? I only need 6-10 of these led's hooked up...
  6. 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...
  7. Halloween Props
    I've used projectors in my setup in the past by buying old but high lumen ones off of ebay. I had success with 1080i Dell projectors as well as others, but I always found these older but high lumen projectors to be a huge compromise because they tend to only have vga or older composite vide...
  8. Halloween Props
    While I love my xd500u Mitsubishi projectors, they don't seem to have sufficient resolution for computer use. I want to hook my mac mini up to a projector for double-duty use in my home studio, running / playing with a soft synthesizer called Omnisphere 2. What resolution should I consider...
  9. Halloween Props
    I'm starting my very first prop build and thought it would be a good idea to start a build thread looking for input. For Halloween this year I picked up a really cool scarecrow costume just didn't as well as I would have liked it to. It looked really good but was just was very hard to see out...
  10. General Halloween
    Hey guys, this might be a shot in the dark but was wondering if anyone knows how to connect 2 VEI 950 Fog Machines together in Series? It doesn't say in the manual and I can't get a hold of anybody at VEI and they no longer make this model fog machine. I know you can do it cause it says you can...
  11. General Halloween
    http://www.halloweenexpress.com/animated-cauldron-creeper-p-30168.html Guys, what you do think about this prop. I need input fast because sale ends tonight and the discount is quite nice.
  12. Halloween Props
    Trying to decide if I should get one... Thanks for any input!
  13. Halloween Props
    windowfx halloween projecting had anyone used this and know whether its as good as the atmosfearfx projecting? I cant seem to get my projector to work for atmosfearfx so I thought about this instead cause it looks easy. anyone have any input on quality of image and what not of this? thanks for...
  14. Halloween Props
    What color lights create the spookiest effect in a graveyard haunt? I'm thinking either blue or green, but need some input from the experts. Thanks.
  15. Halloween Crafts
    A while ago I bought some zombie ground stakes from a board member. They languished in a box til one day I stumbled on some other dried gourds we had stored. So after some splicing and dicing here are the works in progress. The Gourdlings , tenders of Gourdlets , and eaters of all else...
  16. Halloween Props
    Hello all just wanted to see what would be the best way to go. I'm looking into a projector and I know I want to get one with USB and HDMI but what I want to know is would it be better to buy the fearfx DVD or get just the download. My prop is going to be the Skelton DVD and maybe the ghost...
  17. Halloween Props
    I thought this merited sharing with the group, for those who are dabbling in experimentation with props and may be looking for methods for getting input from users to control and interact with their props: http://www.gizmag.com/acoustruments-physical-smartphone-controls/37103 Doug Parker...
  18. Haunts, Gatherings and Conventions
    The Great American Nightmare opens up in scottsdale this friday as opening night. I'm going, is anyone else? I know this was open last year in Pomona California anyone have any input on what to expect?
  19. Halloween Props
    I need help locating a replacement input jack for my Gemmy animated butler's head. I bought him at a great price needing a little TLC and fixed the jammed motor that makes his chest breath in and out but the eyes wouldn't move. Upon further inspection , the input power jack inside the bottom of...
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