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  1. Halloween Props
    Has anyone been able to successfully repair/replace an animatronic motor? Spirit Halloween doesn’t have replacement parts for my thousands of dollars of animatronics that were damaged.
  2. Halloween Props
    I could use ideas for the mechanical parts of the sliding mechanism and a hand that comes out to grab the lid and goes back when the lid closes. I thought of using a servo, stepper or small DC motor for the lid. I know a lot of people use deer motors, wiper motors and linkages, etc. but I'm an...
  3. Halloween Props
    The Levitating Table, my latest HALLOWEEN DIY & HOW-TO animated prop video. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH2CfRfxXL4
  4. Halloween Props
    I have a 2007 Dead Eye Drake that has a burnt out motor in the torso. For the life of me, I can't seem to find a motor that works with this guy, either the shaft is too short, or the motor is too fast, or it doesn't run on 3 Volts. I know the movement isn't fried, because I have tried 2 seperate...
  5. General Halloween
    This thread is about a halloween dark ride I am making. I will be posting our progress on this site so everyone can know what we did to make it. I know dark rides can be very expensive to build, but this is the most budget friendly dark ride I have ever seen built. Each ride car costs $300-500...
  6. Halloween Props
    Zombie Arms for HALLOWEEN! Learn HOW-TO here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6EVkO_AEwg
  7. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    So several years ago my wife had the idea of having Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers in our display (both skeletons). Like most props I make it is my wifes idea that i make become reality. So here it is. Stared out with an octagonal frame that is 47.5" from point to point. Bottom layer...
  8. Halloween Props
    VIDEO: https://youtu.be/fTJSfBQC-WI This a project I actually completed for Halloween 2017, but have been lax in finding the time to take some decent pics and shoot a video of it in action. I always loved the Grave-Digging Skeleton, but always wondered if I could re-engineer it in a new way...
  9. Halloween Props
    A wiper motor is normally powered by a car battery, right? If you want to use it with a prop, does that mean you have to connect it to a battery? Can it run on household current? Thanks.
  10. Halloween Props
    I'm finally back to doing videos. Here's my version of the Grave Digger -
  11. Halloween Props
    What would the average size motor be for an Axworthy Ghost? I will be using a lightweight ghoul head with foam arms and cheesecloth so he will be not weigh much at all and my yard is maybe 60 feet across so the cable he will travel on will be about 130ft. I have never built one of these and I...
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  13. Halloween Props
    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...
  14. For Sale By Merchants
    Wiper Motor Brackets For Sale They are compatible with most wiper motors (Monster Guts) Only a few left https://www.ebay.com/itm/173725521940
  15. Halloween Props
    I rely on so many of you to guide my prop builds, and this thread will be no different. This year two of my props had motors that failed, and I'm pretty sure it was our fault for asking them to do something they weren't meant to do. I'm hoping that with a bit of guidance, we can set them up...
  16. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is an animated Gravedigger prop I made. It's mostly recycled from old props and molds I had in the garage, but I animated it in the "leering ghost" kind of way (bent PVC attached to upper body and running on a slow window motor). I attached mine to the window roller motor with Home Depot...
  17. Halloween Props
    Thought I'd share a head turner prop which was shortly made into a Christmas tree oscillator. I used a couple of pieces 1/2 threaded pipe, 3/4 PVC, 1' aluminum flat bar, some crap plywood, and a couple of nuts and bolts. The angle wiper motor mounting plate was bought from Frightprops. I'll...
  18. Halloween Props
    Looking to do a Leering Skeleton prop and something else. I already invested in one wiper motor, 12 volt power and speed control. Looking to go a cheaper route for the second one. I read the cheap synchronous motors are good but get hot???? It will need to run for 4 hours straight. Would...
  19. Halloween Props
    I need help from all you electronics gurus out there. Here's my problem: I want to build a spider prop, based on this spider The abdomen of the prop will be about 6 to 8 inches in diameter. The front and rear legs will be about 12 to 16 inches long, and the side legs will be proportionately...
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