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  1. LED Mini Spots

    Halloween Props
    Hello I am looking for some advice on creating some mini spotlights. I think I have settled on 23mm eagle eye led's but for power was wondering if anyone had ever used a power supply such as this: Link in second post I was thinking I could use this as well as pigtail connectors like this to...
  2. Lighting: Solar versus Low voltage

    Halloween Props
    Currently most of my lighting is driven by low voltage power or by 110 AC. However I was wondering if anyone has tried using mostly solar lights. I see advantages and disadvantages of each but I wanted to start a discussion. Powering the lights with Low voltage or AC requires many more wires...
  3. Ourdoor speaker setup

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi all! First, I will preface this with - not sure how to categorize this!, as its not really a prop Q, and not really a music-specific question either. Rather a general speakers set up.. In the past, I've run with a Jambox (company now obsolete, I think - but essentially a mobile BLUETOOTH...
  4. 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...
  5. Electronic/Software: Motors

    Halloween Props
    Looking to do a Leering Skeleton prop and something else. I already invested in one wiper motor, 12 volt power and speed control. Looking to go a cheaper route for the second one. I read the cheap synchronous motors are good but get hot???? It will need to run for 4 hours straight. Would...
  6. High Amp Power Supply Probably In Your Closet

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    ATX computer power supplies are in almost any old desktop computer case you may have sitting in your attic or closet collecting dust. These power supply's have at least 5- 12v, 8-5v and 4-3.3v leads all running with enough amperage to run any motor, arduino, servo or light setup that you have...
  7. Electronic/Software: Help!!Sams Club Members Mark Reaper

    Halloween Props
    Trying to find out either the power supply details for the Sams Club Grim reaper or a number to call as I thought I seen something on the box but mine was destroyed at the campground with all the rain even though under the awning, as my wife smashed and destroyed the power supply somehow when...
  8. Electronic/Software: Party City Michael Myers H2 help

    Halloween Props
    I have a Party City version of Michael Myers H2 and the power wire inside him is cut where it connects to the power jack port. Could someone w the same prop post up a couple of pics of the power wire under his coverall where it leads into the plug jack and any speakers. Thanks !
  9. 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...
  10. Mechanical: Madame Zaltana Trouble shooting HELP!

    Halloween Props
    I purchased the MZ animated prop from grandin road last year after halloween. I opened her up and put her together about a month ago, everything worked fine. She's sat in my living room (but not plugged in) since, while I got my garage haunt ready. I am now all set up & plugged her in today...
  11. Electronic/Software: Power surge effect

    Halloween Props
    Been looking online and can't find anything. Went to ROT Haunted House this weekend and they have an effect where the lights in the main room are always on but will begin to fade in out/on off along with a sound of a power surge. Any ideas on how to accomplish an effect like this using regular...
  12. Mechanical: Raising a tombstone - What do I need

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, Kinda looking/searching into more animatronic props lately (building myself) and wanna get more into electrical and motors, etc. I created this prop this year, kinda like tombstone, built outta foam and wood. Maybe weights 20lbs or so. I was thinking of raising it up and down. So...
  13. Voice synchronized grim reaper costume

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Here's a grim reaper costume I created that includes a skull whose movements sync with your voice. If you want to see how I made it, look here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Synchronized-Grim-Reaper-Costume/ It's Scary Terry's audio-servo driver + an amplified mic + one of those...
  14. Extreme inflatables displayers- power question

    General Halloween
    I've never been a big fan of inflatables and for years refused to use them. But, I got one a couple years ago and worked it into my setup and I like it. I've always had a desire to do a full walk around the backyard haunt and now it occurs to me that I can easily accomplish this with...
  15. Static: Morgue

    Halloween Props
    This is my big build for this year. Its a modular design six drawer morgue featuring overhead lighting (the center light flickers) clock, pressure gage, tempt gage, power buttons & water pipe.
  16. Light up suit ideas?

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    So I was just realizing that it's almost Halloween and I don't have a costume even thought up yet. I'm thinking I want to do something like a black bodysuit with led strip lights all over. But, having trouble finding things for it. I'm thinking I could do a rgb strip light like this...
  17. 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...
  18. Fog: Chauvet Blinking Blue Light of Death

    Halloween Props
    Ok someone here has to have had this problem with the POS Chauvets. I have a 1200 that puts out fog (dense fog for like 6-7 seconds) then blinks blue for 1 min then does same thing I know it is reading the tank as empty, its full Already cleaned with fluid twice Power cycled several times...
  19. Electronic/Software: Computer power supply not powering wiper motor

    Halloween Props
    The setup worked a couple years ago. I tested the motor with a car battery and it works. I also put the meter on the outputs of the computer power supply and I get 5 volts on the red and 12 on the yellow. When I connect the motor to the power supply the motor doesn't turn at all, I measured with...
  20. 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...
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