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  1. Electronic/Software: Our singing grim reaper

    Halloween Props
    This is quite an old test pattern we made to test the motion and audio syncing for our 3-axis skull. There's a custom PCB running the 4 servos inside the head and a VB6 program which plays the sound and sends commands to the PCB over RS485. We took plenty of pictures of the build process Grim...
  2. Mechanical: Dave's Grave Digging Skeleton - Re-Engineered.

    Halloween Props
    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. Static: Halloween Train Platform Build

    Halloween Props
    We've been doing the Halloween trains for years and have gone through multiple versions and train sizes. I decided this year to make it a little larger but also have room for some of our Halloween light up houses and to make more room for some of the larger train cars like the Ecto 1 last...
  4. witches ball (not decorative but party type) help

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    hi, has anyone held a witches ball at home? if so how did you decorate please? there will be kids and adults present and my house is standard uk size. i have Lshape lounge/diner and kitchen, stairs and can do bits in front garden. i have potion bottles to do an apothecary shelf, i have animal...
  5. Lighting: Thunder & Lightning Machine - in Australia (240v)?

    Halloween Props
    Hi everyone, I've left my Halloween preparations late this year (thanks, life) but I'm really hoping to finally get a good solution for a thunder and lightning machine. Every year I spend hours searching the internet, and every year I give up in dismay. I'd like a thunder & lightning machine...
  6. Boo from Australia!

    Member Introduction
    Hi everyone! Long time lurker - finally decided to log in :-) Living in Australia makes Halloween a bit different as we are starting to come into longer, warmer days by the end of October, but we still do our best to set up a yard haunt. I'm also involved with a charity Halloween event at a...
  7. Fog Chiller Ice Idea

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Has anybody ever tried taking one of those 24 packs of drinking water (or however many it takes to fill your chiller), freezing them, using that for your fog chiller ice and then refreezing and re-using indefinitely (or until you got really thirsty)? Seems like that would give plenty of...
  8. Static: Scare, CROW

    Halloween Props
    Not sold on the name yet. Had this idea rattling in my head for at least a year, and though we're scaling well back this year, I still wanted to get this one built. Had use it or lose it situation on my vacation, so taking a few days off and getting a couple hours to work in the new air...
  9. Hallmark Ornaments 2016

    General Halloween
    I know it doesn't seem like it's time for Halloween let alone Christmas but Hallmark thinks otherwise because I just got an email that the Dreambook is out. The actual ornament premiere isn't until July 9...
  10. Encouragement!

    General Halloween
    Anyone else having trouble getting started/continuing with their projects? Let's have some encouragement! to start: There is still plenty of time! You can do it,
  11. Greetings from Michigan

    Member Introduction
    I'm so glad I found this site! My 8 year old is so looking forward to decorating our house for Halloween this year. (So am I) I'm sure to find plenty of ideas and any help or hints to make this year spooktacular!
  12. A Halloween dance I DJ'ed

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I haven't haunted in years however... Money talks so since I have a DJ business and plenty of homemade props, why not? Enjoy, and please give feedback. Thank you
  13. Other: springy bridge

    Halloween Props
    does anyone know how these are made? saw one at transwold show but didn't look at it closely but liked the prop. we aquired plenty of lumber to build it just don't know how the spring effect is made. any help will be appreciated
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