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  1. We are going live!

    Site Issues and Feedback
    Dear Community Members, Today is the migration day! We are almost at the starting line and really excited for you to experience the new community platform. As a reminder, the site will be put into maintenance and read only mode while the migration is underway until completion. We will post a...
  2. Electronic/Software: Budget Motion detector with timer? Audio?

    Halloween Props
    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...
  3. Planet Coaster Halloween!!!

    General Halloween
    I have been obsessed with planet Coaster for almost a year now. I originally got it because I was sad I had to take Halloween down and it sure did the trick a treat! It's a theme park simulation game and a large part of the community just builds stuff like scenery or ride skins in sandbox mode...
  4. Hello from sunny Central Florida

    Member Introduction
    Yes hello, from the mouse house (Disney for non-locals) area. Been on here for a while, in ghost lurker mode, absorbing all the great information. I came here specifically looking for skeleton animatronic info and got hooked on everything else. I like to tinker and build stuff so.... hold on...
  5. Hello from NJ.

    Member Introduction
    Hello Everyone. I'm now in my 4th year of decking out my yard with various props to scare and delight. Mostly I enjoy making props myself with inspiration and guidance from many in this forum. I sometimes repurpose the commercial props sold from the Halloween popups, picking them up after...
  6. Greetings from western Washington state

    Member Introduction
    Hello, my name is Deborah. Our condo is nearly entirely set up for Halloween already as we speak. I like to have it done no later than October 1st, so I can enjoy it all month long. We moved to Issaquah, Washington just over a year ago from California, where I spent the first almost 60 years...
  7. New Dual Mode Servo

    For Sale By Merchants
    The 2000 Series Dual Mode Servo is a feature-full standard size servo tailored for the robotics market! In the default mode the servo is able to rotate a whopping 280 degrees while retaining positioning feedback. Using the 3102 Series Dual Mode Servo Programmer (1-1) the servo can be...
  8. Double digits...

    General Halloween
    99 days left! We are in double digits in our countdown! So much to do still. Hopefully not everyone is in panic mode like me haha
  9. Atmosphere Effects: AtmosFearFX - What do I need to change

    Halloween Props
    I am using the Casa fabric and an Epson 740hd projector. Even on economy mode, is it too bright? I just need everyone's opinion. Halloween is getting close. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7te081SIUUE
  10. Lighting: atmosfearfx 3dfx mode????

    Halloween Props
    Looking to see iif they added any new clips to the. Upcoming witches dvd. Not much they are showing right now. I see they have listed a 3dfx prop mode. Wondering if. anyone has details about this? Sounds like you would project onto a figure???
  11. Atmosphere Effects: Question for those of you with AtmosFearFX's singing pumpkins

    Halloween Props
    I'm planning on doing the singing pumpkins this year and my question to those of you who have used this effect, do you find that ToT's are more interested in the story mode or the singing mode? My thought is that many won't want to hang around to listen to a story, not that I expect them to...
  12. Prop Showcase: Haunted grandmother clock prop

    Halloween Props
    I modified this grandmother clock that I found on Craigslist. I used servos for the hands and pendulum. The time between "scare" mode is adjustable by DIP switches on the controller board. The sound is provided by a WAV Trigger board with an SD card, and during ambient ticking mode, random...
  13. You know you're in Haunt Mode when.....

    General Halloween
    There seems to be a lot of us struggling with motivation this year - including myself! A fruitful Halloween shopping trip the other day got me in the mood. But I know I'm really in mode when I build and dress my first life sized prop. It inspires me to get it together and it also gives me a...
  14. 76 more days!!!!!

    Member Introduction
    Hello Everyone! Excited about joining HF! Finally found a place where I won't be considered a nut job for starting to put out Halloween decorations in August! I started to catch the bug this week and found this site. Needless to say, I have been in full Halloween mode since then. Just got back...
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