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  1. Electronic/Software: Creating a cheap 5.1 surround sound system

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I would like to make a speaker system where voices seem to move around an area. As people walk up the driveway voices travels around them. Back in the bad old days I had an 8 track player and quadraphonic speaker system that played Dark Side of the Moon. I always loved it. Today I'm...
  2. Electronic/Software: Inexpensive MP3 Player!

    Halloween Props
    In my quest for finding a reliable MP3 player that wasn't theft-prone (like the knock-off iPods all over eBay) but also wasn't super pricey, I stumbled upon this...
  3. Hacked Squawkers McCaw Pirate Ready to Run for sale

    For Sale By Merchants
    Just finished this special version Squawkers McCaw Pirate. He's already been hacked with my SQUAWKER TALKER controller and attached on top a genuine PYRAT RUMS barrel with the controller mounted inside. Parrot is in great condition as well as the barrel. The wiring connections inside the parrot...
  4. Electronic/Software: brightsign player questions

    Halloween Props
    hello all, first I want to offer thanks to this forum for being a great place to share information and ideas. although I have not posted much I certainly have benefitted from the knowledge base this forum represents. that being said I am hoping the vast knowledge available here can answer my...
  5. Electronic/Software: Audio for random props, media player?

    Halloween Props
    For those who have multiple sounds coming from multiple props, what are you doing? Not talking about custom programming all hooked up to computer, etc. Just want to add sound to 2-3 props and have the speaker right by that prop. For example my rocking chair that moves, I want to have a speaker...
  6. Electronic/Software: Singing Jack o'Lanterns

    Halloween Props
    Homemade browser-controlled singing jack o'lanterns built using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Falcon Pi Player, and Vixen: I made an Instructable describing how I built them here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Controlled-Singing-Animatronic-Jack-OLant/
  7. Electronic/Software: mp3 player volume control

    Halloween Props
    I am replacing some of my old cassette tape players, to provide individual sounds for scenes, with some cheap mp3 players played through computer speakers. I am running the mp3 players continuously and switching power to the computer speakers to turn the sound on and off. Everything is working...
  8. Custom Recording Loop Triggered by Motion Sensor

    Halloween Props
    I'm trying to figure out how to make a custom 1-2 minute sound recording that is triggered by a motion sensor and then have it automatically reset and play the next time the motion sensor is activated. I have recorded my sound and put it on a thumb drive. I then put it in a player and selected...
  9. Electronic/Software: Combining videos into a loop

    Halloween Props
    I have several video clips that I want to combine into a longer video. The longer video will be played back in a looping video player. I'm not concerned about audio. What's the best way to accomplish this? I've never done video editing before and this is about all I'm ever going to do so...
  10. Electronic/Software: Anyone own any Halloween Haunters props?

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone purchased any props by Halloween Haunters? If so, what's the build quality, etc? We have a "scaryoke" band that plays throughout Halloween night and right now have mini-skeletons playing guitar and keyboards, but they're just static props. My friend who helps with our Halloween...
  11. Random ambient and sound effect player software

    Halloween Music
    Once upon a time I had a software audio player that let you give it a list of effects and a list of ambient files and it would play them. Some of the settings let you randomize the time between, left/right fade, volume, etc. I have not been able to find it again. Anyone here recall something...
  12. My "Digital" Music Player

    Off-Topic Stuff
    So am I hipster enough. :p For those who don't know what this is, this is a Teac reel to reel tape recorder, circa 1976, and the bad news is that it needs heads :( And heads are expensive.
  13. Electronic/Software: Music that automatically starts with timer.

    Halloween Props
    How can I set up a prop that has music or sounds from a CD player that will come on with a timer and shut off and then start the next night from the beginning? Do they make a CD player that will do this? I've never set up any of my props with sounds yet, but I'm sure there is a way without...
  14. Seamless video player with a Raspberry PI and python

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I posted a while back how upset I was with atmosFX media player, that took me on a journey to make something on my own. I used a Raspberry PI, a PIR sensor, Python3 and a unliving portrait video and it came out amazing. Here is a link to my instructable...
  15. Found these forums at the end of a darkened street...

    Member Introduction
    Hello all, Found the forums here today. i was looking around for some info on which media player would play the AtmosFX files in seamless fashion without the black spaces in the loop. Reviews on their site seem to not recommend their media player. In our neighborhood, I'm the crazy guy who...
  16. Atmosphere Effects: ATMOSFX MEDIA PLAYER 2017 Review 1/5 *'s

    Halloween Props
    The ATMOSFX MEDIA PLAYER the player is NOT seamless and does not work well with the unliving portraits scenes. Last year I used a raspberry pi and some python and made a media player. It wasn't perfect and when I saw this from AtmosFX I got very excited considering they advertise the use of the...
  17. Electronic/Software: How can I hack an MP3 player

    Halloween Props
    I need to connect a mat switch to an MP3 player! When someone steps on the Mat the MP3 player will play. Has anyone tried this? I can't imagine that its not been done but I didn't see much on a search.... I have the really cheap mp3 player that has an on off switch on the side and the round...
  18. Other: atmosfearfx 3d form home made , test

    Halloween Props
    a quick test run of a home made body form and new macabre manor using sprite triggerable media player https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_-zW6hWceU anyone get the new atmosfear 3d form? love to see one.
  19. Other: why is my media player doing this?

    Halloween Props
    flashes between looping video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSLuJluvANg I bought the sprite player because it is triggerable. but I noticed this flashing. I took out my old generic media player and found it does the same flash. they seem to be random, sometimes every 2 plays or 3 or 4...
  20. Other: help with projector audio set up

    Halloween Props
    I have been using dvd players. this year I was thinking of using a media player with a hd projector I had for a while now. the problem I am having is I need to transmit the audio via an fm transmitter. the hdmi cable carries both audio and video. the media player cant use both the AV and...