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  1. Animated Raven Prop w/ How-To Video

    Halloween Props
    Here is our latest DIY & How-To HALLOWEEN prop, The Animated Raven! We have complete instructions on our YouTube channel. If you have any questions, please ask. Thanks for watching.
  2. Prop Showcase: Floating Candle Prop

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    No Haunted House is complete without a floating candle ... or two. Here is my Floating Candle Prop with complete instructions on how to build it all on my YouTube channel.
  3. 2018 Canyon Trail Cemetery Walk Through

    General Halloween
    A walk through video of Canyon Trail Cemetery, our yard display located in the suburbs of Chicago. 30+ Pneumatic props along with a number of motorized and static props along with a full house façade, almost all of which were made by my Wife and me.
  4. 2017 - Canyon Trail Cemetery Walk Through

    General Halloween
    Unedited video of the 2017 manifestation of Canyon Trail Cemetery. ~30 pneumatic props and ~18 motorized ones which my Wife and I have built.
  5. Mechanical: Motorized Zombie Groundbreaker

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    Took advantage of this glorious weather last weekend in Chicago to start on some Halloween building. Since I am about maxed out for pneumatics, thought I would work on some more motorized props. Still have to detail it out, but worked out the mechanics of a Zombie Ground Breaker using a wiper...
  6. Mechanical: Jack-In-The-Box without using pneumatics

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    I want to build a working Jack-In-The-Box, but a pneumatic system is a bit expensive for my budget. I was thinking about a simple spring-powered mechanism, but that would require someone to trigger and reset it every time. Here's something that popped into my head last night. Would it be...
  7. Mechanical: Moving Snake Medusa Headpiece-HELP!

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    Hi All! I'm hoping the Halloween hive-mind can come together and help me brainstorm this! My dream costume is Medusa, but I only want to do it if I can get the snakes to move in the headpiece. Right now, I'm thinking about 6 snakes that will swivel or move just slightly. The snakes themselves...
  8. Electronic/Software: What to use for motorized eyes in a picture?????

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone sell motorized eyes, pref battery operated, that could be cut into a real picture? It would be even better if they were sound activated. Thanks for the help and neewollah yppah
  9. Mechanical: Make use of an old laptop power supplies

    Halloween Props
    Alright, so this may be very, very basic stuff for a lot of you but it may help some that are just getting into motorized props. Here is a video of how I prep an old laptop power supply to use for a wiper motor. I hope this helps!
  10. FCG tombstone

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    I had this brainstorm last night on how to create a FCG in the middle of my graveyard with out all the overhead rigging that comes with a FCG. Though the drawing is an early draft, the idea is the motor and movement mechanisms would be hidden in a tombstone with only the wires coming out the...
  11. Mechanical: Chauvet MOT-2 Disco Ball Motor

    Halloween Props
    Purchased from Musician's Friend for $9.99 (free shipping). Key items: :)PRO SILENT 25 POUND CAPACITY 110/120 VAC 2 RPM PRICE / AVAILABILITY :rolleyes:CON *INSIDE USE .1 AMP MOTOR (not enough power for continues 25 pound load) * (unless you want to void the warranty and seal it with RTV...
  12. Electronic/Software: Motors Motors Motors ????

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    i have been given 8 of these Crouzet motors from my dad, the only problem is how do i mount something like a cam to the tiny motor shaft ???. The motors run of 12vdc and have a fair bit of torque. Thanks Phil :D
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