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  1. Battery operated motion sensor

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I want to find a battery operated motion sensor that will detect motion about 10-12' away, and display different LED colors depending on motion or no motion. I'd like to be able to control the update period, being able to vary its detection between a few times per minute to once every 1...
  2. Fog: Hacking a Fog Machine [video]

    Halloween Props
    I decided to crack open a cheapo fog machine and rewire it to be controlled by an Arduino. This way I can trigger it as part of the timing or from a sensor of some kind (used a basic PIR sensor in this video).
  3. Mechanical: Motion sensor prop

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I am new to this forum. My husband set up this account for me because I am looking for help with a Spirit Halloween prop. I have their Cerberus prop that is supposedly motion and sound activated. It has both a try me and step here pad port as well. I have learned that their sensors...
  4. Electronic/Software: Source for cheap motion sensors/photocells?

    Halloween Props
    I'm trying to stick with only motion sensing props this year so I can have better control over them with lighting. However, a lot of the props out there are sound activated. I successfully took a motion detector from an old prop and swapped it for a sound sensor on a new prop, but now the...
  5. Electronic/Software: My new prop!

    Halloween Props
    Yesterday I was shopping at homesence when I came across this animatronic raven. He needs a little paint to take the shine away however will make a great addition to the haunt.
  6. Electronic/Software: My 2015 Haunt: Arduinos, video, and a candy machine

    Halloween Props
    This was my Halloween display for 2015. It's an Arduino-controlled, motion-sensor-triggered, choose-your-own pepper's ghost experience, with an automatic candy dispensing machine at the end. Here's the scary version: Here's the happy version: Candy Machine: Exterior: Inner...
  7. Electronic/Software: Removing a motion sensor?

    Halloween Props
    Hi all, With the help of advice I've found around here I've managed to remove some motion detectors from items, but it's usually hit or miss: sometimes the simple route of connecting wires works, sometimes it doesn't. Right now I'm trying to remove the motion sensor from a "motion maker"...
  8. Other: Need HELP with Motion Sensor Timer for flash cracker fuse box for LAST MINUTE FRENZY

    Halloween Props
    Ok to make a long story short, Last year I had an exploding / flashing fusebox on a pole with wires everywhere and two large strobes aiming all around and had it on a switch. That got old fast having to flip the switch for every guest. So this year I wanted to find a way to make a timer for it...
  9. Electronic/Software: Sensor (and sanity) Saver

    Halloween Props
    So, with all our updating and fixing up and testing, we discovered that some of our motion sensors were getting fried! :( As it turns out, the culprit was the power supply (or so it seems, anyway). For whatever reason, the power supply must be pumping out a voltage spike or something that was...
  10. Electronic/Software: Hack to convert Spirit footpad trigger to PIR motion sensor for Spirit animated prop.

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys, I'm sure those that have bought anything animated from Spirit may be looking for a more reliable way to trigger their prop than the tiny footpad they offer or the mediocre motion (light) sensor and sound sensor. I myself bought the Jumping Zombie animated prop at the Spirit store the...
  11. Electronic/Software: Motion Sensor Mods

    Halloween Props
    While testing our motion sensors, we discovered that they had too wide a field of vision. in other words, the sensor would detect motion from a very wide angle, which was not desireable for our needs. So, we came up with a simple, cheap solution. You can see the whole thing in our video...
  12. Lighting: Where to buy cheap motion sensors?

    Halloween Props
    Hello fellow haunters, new member here and first ever post on HF. Very excited! :D Does anyone have a good suggestion of where to buy motion sensors to hack for pretty cheap? Is there some place online where you can buy them for cheap in bulk? or just going to a second hand store (big lots...
  13. Electronic/Software: Cheap Motion Sensors - fairly easy to use

    Halloween Props
    Not sure if this is the right area, so mods move it if you wish. Just got notified Graveyardmall.com has thier sensor lights back on sale again for $1.99 each + shipping. I use these in my props as a remote motion sensor - you will need a tiny bit of soldering skills, and some relays (I use 5v...
  14. Electronic/Software: Motion sensor to switch relay

    Halloween Props
    Hi all! This is not my first build, but this is my first forum and first ever post online and so i hope someone out there will be able to help me. I bought a simple 120vac motion sensor that is used to turn on a light when it detects motion (Leviton PR150) and it funtions correctly when...
  15. hacking air wick motion sensor

    Dose any body know how to hack the air wick motion sensor to work with a relay
  16. Electronic/Software: Motion Sensor Switch

    Halloween Props
    could i get a wiring diagram on how to wire up a switch like this... Its cheap and i need to run a wiper motor for a monster in a coffin prop when activated.