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  1. Pneumatic: how is this movement done?

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    Check out the clown gyrating on the chair at the 7:37 mark of this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4n8ypsaLkE&feature=youtu.be How is this done? Is there any instructable (e.g. youtube) I can search to help me? - Vlad
  2. Pneumatic: PIR sensor on a picoboo

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    I bought a PIR sensor from Ebay/aliexpress, comes with 3 wires : brown, blue and red now i want to connect it to my Picoboo FI-104S for it to activate when this is movement but i can't figure out how to connect and make it works. I have tried connecting all 3 wires in all possible ways of the...
  3. Mechanical: Living Tombstone WIP inspired by Paul Kreutz

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    Started building my Living Tombstone inspired by Paul Kreutz. Taking a bit of a different approach. Stone is 1-1/2" pink styro with 1/4" luan ply backing. I'm using a 1/4" rod end to attach the mannequin face to the stone's backing. A 10" round piece of luan will get glued to the back of...
  4. Gemmy Zultan mouth movement repair help

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    Wondering if anyone can give me direction to repair Gemmy Zultans mouth movement and his little skulls mouth movement. Neither move at all. Thank you!
  5. Electronic/Software: Simple Circuit Board For Random Movement

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    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...
  6. Animatronic Eye Mechanism

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    Hi all, longtime haunter first time post: This is a quick eye movement test I did of some eyes I made (these were a junk pair that I had used for a sculpting blank). The actual mechanism is made from 2 old servos, some baling wire and a home depot paint stick. It is just a test but as you see I...
  7. Mechanical: Wiper motor quick popup

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    I was playing around with linkage simulator and stumbled across this configuration. It would really work well with a Picovolt where you can set it start when it is laying down and it would stop then go in reverse back to the laying position. Or let it go ahead and just make one complete turn...
  8. 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
  9. Halloween Vandalism

    General Halloween
    Our neighborhood has been targeted by car prowlers since late last year, and now they- or another group- have incorporated Halloween vandalism, mostly stealing pumpkins off porches (and driving them a couple miles away to smash them :S), but also messing with people's props- so far, no reports...
  10. Donna The Dead animatronic

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    Rare 2006/07 animatronic figure. Still works, has original cord and box (but lost the outside graphic). Moves, but some sort of balance issue with the swaying body action. The belt that operates the action is still there and working when I filmed the vid, just had to hold her hand to get her to...
  11. Fence Banging Zombie

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    Hey Haunters! Today I’m building an electric powered fence banging zombie. I used a windshield wiper motor for the movement and built the fence myself. He rocks the fence back and forth and with the added audio I think he’s gunna spook a lot of people. Have a look and let me know what your guys...
  12. Atmosphere Effects: Stabilizing Project on it's side

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    I had this problem last year, probably going to have it again. How does everyone keep your projector stable? I have two in the garage that need to go vertical and I have a hell of a time getting them to sit on their sides. The slightest movement will of course mess them up. I wish you could...
  13. Mechanical: Animated Zombie Girl (Home Depot)

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    I didn't see a thread on this one anywhere here. Correct me if I'm wrong. She's an HD exclusive this year as far as I can tell. About 3ft tall. See pictures and video below. PROS: Nice detail on face hands, and feet. Teddy bear looks real. Runs on AA batteries so it can be placed just about...
  14. Spider hat costume help needed

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    Hi, Does anyone have a DIY on making a spider out of aluminum foil? Looking for something that would be pretty sturdy and would hold up over movement (it will be part of a costume). Looking to recreate this (image attached) Thanks!!!
  15. Help needed - DIY aluminum foil Spider

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    Hi, Does anyone have a DIY on making a spider out of aluminum foil? Looking for something that would be pretty sturdy and would hold up over movement (it will be part of a costume). Looking to recreate this (image attached) Thanks!!!
  16. Totally Ghoul Wall of Skulls not working

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    I've got some that are having difficulty working. One has no function the other has lights but no movement. 2 others had no movement but I got them working. Anybody have any suggestions on where I might find electronic parts? The Radio Shack near me is gone.
  17. Mechanical: Slow movement on a prop

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    I want to make the head and arms move on a prop this year. This will be my first time doing it but I am very good at C++, arduino's and raspberry pi programming. I have a ton of spare DC gear laying around but doing movement is nothing I have tried before. Everything will be light weight. Do...
  18. Lazers and Fog

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    Hi. Does anyone know of a green laser system with multiple beams that shine straight out without movement? Thanks. I'm trying to recreate the 'laser ceiling' with fog effect.
  19. Mechanical: Need help repairing a Groovin' Ghoul prop.

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    Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and I've come here seeking assistance in repairing a Gemmy Halloween prop I have. Its series name is "Grave Ravers" I'm sure you've all heard of it before somewhere. They're these small animated skeletons that dance and sing when the button on their base is...
  20. Electronic/Software: Animated Scarecrow (First prop build/looking for input)

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    I'm starting my very first prop build and thought it would be a good idea to start a build thread looking for input. For Halloween this year I picked up a really cool scarecrow costume just didn't as well as I would have liked it to. It looked really good but was just was very hard to see out...
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