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  1. Electronic/Software: PIRs

    Halloween Props
    So I have been playing around with a some used PIRs and I think I have learned a few things but I just want to confirm. I am working with 12V PIRs and have 12V actuators or 12 V LEDs hooked to them. First I noticed if I tried to directly hook the PIR to the actuator that the PIR triggers over...
  2. Electronic/Software: Safety Coffin

    Halloween Props
    I have an idea for a safety coffin which is one of those graves with the bell on top in case someone is buried alive by mistake. I am thinking about how to make the bell ring. I know there are those with more electrical knowledge so I am looking for ideas. In general I came up with a couple of...
  3. Pneumatic: PIR sensor on a picoboo

    Halloween Props
    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...
  4. Electronic/Software: AtmosFX Unliving Portrait

    Halloween Props
    Hi, Here's my take in the AtmosFX unliving portrait. Controlled by a Raspberry Pi Zero, PIR activated. The project would be a lot simpler if the monitor had hdmi and USB, but it was a old monitor by father was going to throw away and I thought I know what I can use that for.
  5. Electronic/Software: How to loop an Aurduino Uno?

    Halloween Props
    Is there a way to have an Uno run in a loop by jumping 2 connections, not by code, much the same way you can with a Picoboo? I'm wanting to run it with relays connected without a PIR and have the sequence run over and over? So basically when power is applied to the UNO it's starts playing the...
  6. Arduino Talking Skull Project on the Cheap

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi folks, I'm working on an arduino talking skull project for a greeter for our haunt for next year. The skull is a cast I made of a high end skull (medical grade realistic) but I rotocast it out of resin to keep the weight down. My intention is to build a skeleton greeter in a booth that is...
  7. Electronic/Software: Convert piezo sound sensor to PIR (HC-SR501)

    Halloween Props
    I just started getting into hacking props this year. Maybe next year I'll try my hand a my own custom props. Anyway... Last year, I bought the Rising Reaper on clearance at Wal-Mart. It runs off of 3 AA batteries. I dislike battery operated props, so I converted it to AC power by simply using a...
  8. Mechanical: PIR Sensor How-To - NEED HELP

    Halloween Props
    Hi all. Ordered 2 smaller animated props from Spirit Halloween and one came today, the leaping spider. Works great and will definitely scare but the issue I have is that the motion sensor doesn't work that well if at all, and need a simple PIR sensor that works with the hookup on the prop. I...
  9. Hello from NJ.

    Member Introduction
    Hello Everyone. I'm now in my 4th year of decking out my yard with various props to scare and delight. Mostly I enjoy making props myself with inspiration and guidance from many in this forum. I sometimes repurpose the commercial props sold from the Halloween popups, picking them up after...
  10. Static: Can I connect a PIR to wireless remote switch?

    Halloween Props
    I have several store props that are a mix of sound or motion triggered. All are powered by AA batteries. They are near each other, and I'd like trigger them simultaneously via PIR. I happen to own a 12V 4CH Channel Wireless Remote Control Switch. Is there any way to connect the props to the...
  11. Replacing step pad with HF PIR driveway alert

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    I have been searching and reading on the forum for a while now and I found how to use the HF driveway alert to trigger sound activated props and also infrared activated props but I'm not exactly sure how to wire from PIR driveway alert to the step pad plug . Could someone please help with this ...
  12. Atmosphere Effects: Lightning (and thunder) in a Box Prop

    Halloween Props
    Here's my 2018 lightning and thunder in a box prop. PIR activatived, controlled by an Arduino. I've soldered a wire from one of the leds on the ka2284 which only illuminates with the thunder is at its loudest that then triggers the led floodlight through a SSR The plan is when ToTs walk on the...
  13. Pneumatic: Skeleton Pop-up Prop

    Halloween Props
    I would like to show my Halloween 2018 prop I've been working on. It's a pneumatic stand up skeleton controlled by an Arduino. It's triggered by a laser trip wire, though I'm might change it back to PIR The eyes and ribs flashing is to let me know when the program is finished, so that might...
  14. Electronic/Software: PIR for Lighting Help

    Halloween Props
    Howdy haunters, I ordered a PIR sensor from Amazon that is used to turn on LED strip lights whenever the PIR sensor senses motion. I'd like to use this to trigger the BooBox Flex used in a Halloween prop and a bit confused. The issue is I'm not entirely sure how/if it will work for this...
  15. PIR Activated Scream Boxes $25 Shipping Included (US Only)

    For Sale By Merchants
    PIR Activated Scream Boxes $21 Shipping Included (US Only) We only have (10) of these available. They are leftovers from the MHC show and not something we typically carry so I am clearing them out of the shop. Kit includes: (1) PIR Activated Scream box (1) Pivoting mounting bracket (3) AAA...
  16. Electronic/Software: Replace motion sensor for Home Accents Jack-O-Lantern Man

    Halloween Props
    I want to replace the motion sensor on my 6' Jack-O-Lantern man (bought from Home Depot) with something that is more sensitive so that I don't have to be 6 inches away for it to trigger. I am puzzled because the existing sensor only has two wires so I am not sure what is happening...
  17. Motion Detector Hacks

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I'm going to go over 3 different kinds of Motion Detector Hacks that I've built and some of the pros and cons of them. First I will go over the tried and true hack that you've all seen on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKZSQq_rYls&t=818s This one is built like a tank. It can be...
  18. Selling Props

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I have some rather large home-made props that I would like to sell. Items for sale: Pictures to follow: - Monster in Box- This is pretty high tech MIB. 100% self contained (no compressor needed) / Runs on single 110 plug / PIR sensor built in / Box lid opens and shuts violently / Fog flows out...
  19. Electronic/Software: hd media box and trouble in loggin in

    Halloween Props
    -+ i have trouble logging in ...need help in solving this problem ...i have to delete cookies and history... 2nd thing i purchased a hd media box and i also have a file of a potrait of a girl who turns into a monster . i also have a pir sensor and i hooked everything to my tv but it goes to d...
  20. help me Hack my driveway alarm...

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    I built a Ground breaker zombie with a Shiatsu massager and I have been controlling it with a remote outlet for the last couple of years. I would like to use the PIR from the HF driveway alarm to trigger the outlet. They are both using 433 Mhz (i think), but the remote outlet is marked Channel...
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