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  1. Pneumatic: Startle: Jumping spider

    Halloween Props
    This is a medium sized, rubber spider that is resting on a hidden air solenoid nozzle. When the victim presses a button on the control panel, the solenoid is activated and shoots the spider towards them. It’s about 90 psi, from a small air compressor. Added effect: place a glass dome lid...
  2. Help Needed: Tengchang 1500w Low Lying Smoke Fog Dry Ice Effect Machine

    General Halloween
    So I purchased this Tengchang 1500w low lying fog machine as it was reviewed as being one of the best on the market, but when I got it there was no instruction manual. I contacted the seller but there appears to be a language barrier. So here are my questions, do I unscrew the back panel to...
  3. Sewer Set Piece With Leaking Pipe

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey Haunters! This week I built a haunt panel for my nuclear meltdown zombie area in my haunt! I tried to use pretty inexpensive items and it came out fantastic! It even has real running water from the broken pipe. I’m sure what I did could be applied to a variety of use cases and themes so let...
  4. Electronic/Software: Need help with ardunio programming for electric chair

    Halloween Props
    So I pieced together an electric chair that has become the talk of last few neighborhoods that have seen it over the past few years. Each year, I try to add a little to it. Last year, I made a switch panel, but didn't quite get it finished and working to my desired result. The switch panel is...
  5. Cheap and Easy Tombstone Projector Disquise

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    It seems that Halloween haunt video projections are everywhere now. What was just a few years ago only seen in high end commercial haunts or Disney and similar attractions are now available to the average home haunter like me. From fun and entertaining singing pumpkins (my personal favorite) to...
  6. Other: Laboratory wall panel

    Halloween Props
    Just a piece to add some detail to our Frankenstein lab this year. We took an old drop panel (4' x 2') and added some re-purposed items, all of which were had for under $5.00. Made a pvc framework and took our scavenged items (plastic wall clock, wooden furniture pads, a plastic vent cover, a...
  7. Static: Wall of Wonder

    Halloween Props
    Wall of Wonder / Magic Mirror I have seen the haunted picture frames and the smart lcd mirrors and wanted to do something that combined the 2 ideas. Started last fall when I came across this nice looking oval mirror frame. (this image was taken after cutting acrylic to size and applying the...
  8. Pneumatic: Control Panel Wiring Part 1. Posted to provide help. VIDEO INSIDE!!!

    Halloween Props
    Many new things this year. Most videos play a day after Halloween to not spoil the new entries. All control panels are new this year and a 5th will be a walk through. Figured I would walk people though control panel wiring. This is a little bit for the advanced haunter working with relays. Can...
  9. Static: Drop panel How do I do the painting?

    Halloween Props
    I am going to have a drop panel in the haunt. Building a picture frame around the panel that will drop. The problem I have now is getting a picture on the drop panel. I am not the best artist so was just going to get a poster or something and attach it to the panel but I am worried with it...
  10. Mechanical: Zombie Breakout Cage Initial Plans

    Halloween Props
    I'm staring what will probably be the last build for Halloween this year a Zombie Breakout Cage. It will be based off the Planet Doom Haunt's build. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYneZhZzrsM&t=231s I'll start with a 6 by 6 fence panel form homedepot...
  11. Prop Showcase: Crooked Nightmare Before Christmas Fence Panel

    Halloween Props
    Lil Ghouliette wants to do Halloween Town in her office this year. I have crocheted a Zero and today I made a crooked fence panel to go in front of her counter at work. When we put it up there will be three gravestones behind the fence one of which will be Zero's. I think the fence panel came...
  12. Spirit's High Voltage Prop door hack

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    If you were one of those people like me who bought Spirit Halloween's "High Voltage Prop" manufactured by Tekky Toys, and simply hated when the panel box door flew opening revealing the skull inside, then this little hack which keeps the door closed may be what you are looking for. All of the...
  13. Planning a Costume Contest

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    This will be my 6th annual party, we have around 70 people attend. I want to do a cash prize costume contest that people can buy into for $5. I have done them every other year but just for prizes, not money. Do you find it better to have a panel of judges, or guests vote? What system do you...
  14. Other: Steampunk DC volt panel meters

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone ever used real display panel meters (see attached pic) to work randomly (needle moving back and forth)? I want to be able to hook a lot of these up to a control display box together and would like them to do something. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
  15. Static: My Exploding Fuse Panel, with controls

    Halloween Props
    Here is my version of the exploding fuse panel. I have integrated fog with mine to make a smoke effect. Let me know what you guys think.