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  1. Pneumatic: Air Cannon firing sequance

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    Hello all, Ive built an Air Cannon using a CO2 Fire extinguisher and air/water solenoid valve to control the release of compressed air. Using an Arduino, I want to trigger the solenoid for maybe 1 second ON then 1 Second off, for 3 bursts, then wait for 5 Mins, then start all over again. I've...
  2. Mechanical: PMW Pulse Motor Controller + Recorder

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    I'm going to build a "Monster in a box" prop this year. Actually it will be a "Monster in a Coffin" but the effect will be similar. I want to use the prop controller from Monster Guts in my title. I don't want the controller however to be triggered, but to run continuously on a loop. Fright...
  3. Electronic/Software: How to loop an Aurduino Uno?

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    Is there a way to have an Uno run in a loop by jumping 2 connections, not by code, much the same way you can with a Picoboo? I'm wanting to run it with relays connected without a PIR and have the sequence run over and over? So basically when power is applied to the UNO it's starts playing the...
  4. Electronic/Software: Budget Motion detector with timer? Audio?

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    Don't want to buy an expensive control box. I have bought a few outdoor motion lights before and wired them to plug in the wall, using the light sockets to plug props. But is there another way, just as cheap, to have a motion detection device and an accurate timer? The motion light I made...
  5. Haunted Mansion Singing Busts

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    It's been a longtime goal of mine to make the singing busts for my Halloween display. I wanted to share how I did it, and make some recommendations for those who are interested in doing the same. First, I started the project with a budget in mind. I wanted to keep it under $500. Second, I...
  6. Static: Pirate ship and all things Pirates

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    Setting up a pirate themed room next year in our towns big haunted house. Need ideas on a realistic pirate ship, about 8-10 feet long max. Also any decorating ideas all being pirate related. Already have a hammock and jail planned. Interested in seeing photos of all your past pirate haunts...
  7. Lighting: 2018 House and yard setup

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    It's my second year decorating at our new house. We don't get any TOT's since we live on a main road, but we do get a lot of cars driving by and slowing down. I have have two projectors running: second floor is a ghost bride loop and the first floor is a loop of sirens and wraiths. We have a...
  8. Custom Recording Loop Triggered by Motion Sensor

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    I'm trying to figure out how to make a custom 1-2 minute sound recording that is triggered by a motion sensor and then have it automatically reset and play the next time the motion sensor is activated. I have recorded my sound and put it on a thumb drive. I then put it in a player and selected...
  9. Electronic/Software: Combining videos into a loop

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    I have several video clips that I want to combine into a longer video. The longer video will be played back in a looping video player. I'm not concerned about audio. What's the best way to accomplish this? I've never done video editing before and this is about all I'm ever going to do so...
  10. Electronic/Software: Hitch Hiking Ghosts loop

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    I'm not sure this is the best place to put this thread but since there is no separate place for video projections I have put it here. I ran across these short videos of the Haunted Mansion hitch hiking ghosts. I am going to download one use serif movie maker to make a long loop to project in...
  11. Electronic/Software: Hitch Hiking Ghosts loop

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    I'm not sure this is the best place to put this thread but since there is no separate place for video projections I have put it here. I ran across these short videos of the Haunted Mansion hitch hiking ghosts. I am going to download one on serif movie maker and make a long loop to project in...
  12. Great site for FREE background sounds and music

    Halloween Music
    http://tabletopaudio.com/ You can use their soundboard to customize the 10 minute loop. Found it on reddit yesterday
  13. Electronic/Software: video for haunted picture

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    i'm sure this sort of thing has been discussed here before but all my searches are just turning up projection-related things. i'd like to frame my tablet and hang it in our foyer for people to see when entering the party. i know it won't *really* look like a framed picture, since the screen is...
  14. Electronic/Software: How to loop a scene via projector?

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    I am trying to pull off the singing pumpkins and an additional window scene. I ordered two of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TO7X2H8/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza Ideally, I'd be able to loop the scene via USB or SD card. That being said, I am guessing I can't. I have an old laptop that...
  15. Sound File Mix I Made That I Call "Forbidden Wind"

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    I took a whole bunch of haunting sounds files, and I mixed them together with Goldwave. The last two Halloweens that we were in NY I played this file on a loop out our front window. It sounded great echoing in the cool night air. Use it as you please...
  16. Lighting: Good inexpensive media player that will auto-play video loop upon power on?

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    Can anyone recommend a good inexpensive ($50 or less) media player that will auto-play a video loop upon powering up? I'd like to rear project onto a window, having a projector and media player power up each evening on a timer or dusk-to-dawn sensor. Also looking for inexpensive ($100) LED...
  17. Atmosphere Effects: Received my Fearfx Decorating Kit

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    http://youtu.be/QX7ysGJyHoM http://youtu.be/3tGTvfIim-I I have received my kit and overall pretty happy with it. I just did a quick test with my Casablanca Collection pale grey chiffon for the Halloween loop and seems to show fine. I didn't have the fabric exactly all stretched out so you...
  18. Static: Old 27" tube TV, now what?

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    My neighbor gave me an old 27" TV for free and it works. Has AV inputs so I can hook something up to it. Cant decide what to do with it. My theme this year is ghost, apparitions and occult stuff. Thought maybe a child close to the screen and play a loop of static for a poltergeist vibe or play...
  19. where would I get (or put together)?? How to trigger audio

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    where would I get something to loop audio for my three headed dog almost done with it and I think I would like to try and hook it up to a motion sensor too activate the loop led eyes and hopefully something to give it some bounce. ohhh and I know nothing about curcet boards
  20. Electronic/Software: I need a few more pirate digital decorations

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    I already own the hi-Rez dvd and a few from spectralillusions but need a few more to composite together to make a longer loop. Does anyone know of any other good pirate digital projection material? Thanks.
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