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  1. [Moved from RDU 2 MCO: 15 mins to WDW Haunted Mansion] Inexpensive source to control AC voltage to change speed of motors?

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    It's been waaaaay too long. But my dream finally did come true: almost 2 yrs ago I moved from the Buckle of the Bible Belt in Raleigh NC to... get this... about a 15 minute drive to the Magic Kingdom + thus my own persona pilgrimage spot: The Haunted Mansion. Wife & I are Gold Annual...
  2. Mechanical: Dave's Grave Digging Skeleton - Re-Engineered.

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    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...
  3. Mechanical: Animated Clown-Go-Round, or swinging merry go round

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    Never mind, I think I figured it out now.
  4. Hello Fellow Haunters!

    Member Introduction
    Hi, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Cole. I collect animatronic props from Gemmy Industries & Spirit Halloween as well as build my own with wiper motors and PVC! I joined to meet some new friends and share my projects and ideas.
  5. 4 Wiper Motor Brackets For Sale

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    Wiper Motor Brackets For Sale They are compatible with most wiper motors (Monster Guts) Only a few left https://www.ebay.com/itm/173725521940
  6. Mechanical: Asking for help on how to prevent motors from burning out

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    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...
  7. Electronic/Software: Motors

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    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...
  8. CYBER MONDAY SALE - SERVOCITY up to 65% off !!

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    It's our BIGGEST SALE of the year including blowing out ALL Futaba items at 30% OFF! Starting now! Up to 30% OFF Receivers Futaba 30% OFF Hitec Servos 25% OFF 35% OFF Actobotics 25% OFF Gear Motors & Actuators 65% OFF Extensions, Leads, Connectors & Adaptors...
  9. Mechanical: Motor movements and prop ideas

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    Any good website or thread here shows a bunch of motor movement ideas, particularly electric motors and props? Looking for ideas and linkage ideas to start making props for 2019. Been out of the Haunted house hobby for 9 years. Maybe air powered too, just not sure. Thanks
  10. Pneumatic: DARK SOULS BONEWHEEL DONE!!! Video Inside

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    Hard to believe but this is my 20 pneumatic prop So I wanted to connect a little bit more with some of the teens/adults so I decided to pull this from the Dark Souls video game series. This skeleton wheel is a PITA in this game. For those who do not know it is a spiked wheel with a skeleton...
  11. Mechanical: Raising a tombstone - What do I need

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    Hey all, Kinda looking/searching into more animatronic props lately (building myself) and wanna get more into electrical and motors, etc. I created this prop this year, kinda like tombstone, built outta foam and wood. Maybe weights 20lbs or so. I was thinking of raising it up and down. So...
  12. Mechanical: Wiper Motor Arm Attachment Help

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    Does any one have a good way of attaching an arm to a basic wiper motor like you would get on monster guts? I need a longer arm than the ones provided. I've tried attaching metal bars that I have drilled a hole in. Then I will use washers and a nut and hope to get enough compression to hold the...
  13. Mechanical: Can Opener Motor

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    Has anyone used a can opener motor to run their props ? I'm looking to make a coffin puller and a grave digger plus some smaller props. Hubby believes a can opener motor would be better than a windshield motor, especially since it already has a plug. What do you guys think ?
  14. Hard to find Vent Motors

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    Changed my mind.
  15. Mechanical: Controlling 2 24V DC motors

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    I have two 24V DC motors (electric wheelchair motors) that need to operate at the same time, but perform independently from one-another (move at different speeds and/or in different directions, for example). I need to be able to record the exact motions of the two motors for a preferable...
  16. Mechanical: Need some advice/help with a Grave Stone Popper project :)

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    Hi there I would like to make a Grave Stone Popper like this guy did. I was wondering if this set of Motors I found on Amazon would work? https://www.amazon.ca/Yeeco-Electric-Torque-Engine-Machinery/dp/B072HDDSHG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508712958&sr=8-1&keywords=motors&th=1 If not do you guys...
  17. Mechanical: Need some advice/help with a AXWORTHY flying ghost project :)

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    Hi there I am working on a AXWORTHY flying ghost project right now and need some advice/help on what I should get for a motor and speed controller? I found this set of motors on Amazon...
  18. Mechanical: How to bind to motor's output stud?

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    How do you guys bind something to an electric motor's rotating stud? I've got a gear motor I'd like to turn into a lever to push a prop. I always think there must be some hardware made for this, but don't even know what to google. Or do you all just have welders, lol?
  19. Mechanical: Basic Animatronic Advice

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    Hello All, I am looking to get into some very very basic animatronics. I'm talking like single armature, 45 Degree Movement of maybe 10lbs prop weight. I would like to do a werewolf mannequin that rotates his torso/arms as one of them (will probably replace my old wooden skeleton with...
  20. Electronic/Software: DC motor control question

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    I have a Gemmy type butler prop that someone gave me. The control board has been fried by the use of the wrong power supply (by the previous owner!!). I have isolated the wires to each motor and they all seem to function properly. Head turns left, reverse the wires the head turns right. My...