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  1. Halloween Props
    I was in my local Spirit for the first time today. They had an animated werewolf from last year that had no sound nor power supply. Marked down from 199 to 99 dollars which from the looks of its construction is probably 10 times what it cost to make in China. Still iot looks to have a standard...
  2. Halloween Props
    Not a very sexy topic and I know everybody is busy but -- I use multi channel 12V Regulated Distributed Power Supplies (like for CCTV) to power my props so essentialy I have a dedicated power supply for each prop. Is there any advantage or disadvantage between using dedicated individual power...
  3. Halloween Props
    I was wondering how everyone powers their props. Last year I kept having problems tripping my breakers and I was interested to see how everyone else gets past this problem! thanks!!
  4. 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...
  5. For Sale By Merchants
    I just wanted to show off a new kit we put together for wiper motor powered props. This is a truly plug and play kit that leaves no guesswork in buying all the right parts you need. These are the same components we are selling in our prop kits. Kit includes: 1) 12 volt 5 amp power supply with...
  6. Halloween Props
    Many of you probably know about the prop “Heads Up Harry”. I've seen many people refer to him as a Gemmy item over the years. Truth is Gemmy didn't make him. Magic Power Corp. did. This is a proven fact and there was rumored to be a lawsuit involved because of the similarities. All “Heads Up”...
  7. Halloween Props
    For about three years now I have been using 12v/5a power supplies to power my wiper motor driven props. I have never had any issues with these power supplies. They only cost about $8 on ebay and they have worked flawlessly....that is until now. I was working on my drunken pirate on a barrel...
  8. Halloween Props
    hi everyone I am having trouble I have a poison props animatronic I bought it used it wont kick on it has a boo box flex fi-206 when I turn it on and plug air into it the boo box flex power light just stays on nothing else lights I contacted fright ideas the maker and they said that the light...
  9. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey, gang!* I've just finished up a short how-to video dealing with the newer BTX-style PC power supplies. They are a little bit of a different beast and so I thought this would be useful. Check it out!
  10. Halloween Props
    Hi all I am interested in buying a prop I've had my eye on from a US store to be used in the UK. Given the differences in electrical systems, I'm after some advice. I've had a look on the website for this prop and on the actual prop instructions, it states that the UL power adaptor has an input...
  11. Halloween Props
    Just ordered a wiper motor from Monster Guts for my current project (Grave digger skelly) I ordered the motor only with no power supply, mainly because I'm a cheap bastard and didn't want to spend money on something I could scrounge for free. Looking through my tote full of computer curds, power...
  12. General Halloween
    Wasn't sure where to post this, hope it's ok. I currently have this kit https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01EFEUZPQ?psc=1 being used with this controller https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01A8DPM60/ref=twister_B01A8DPKXK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 installed on a ceiling. I am needing to add 4 more 5 meter...
  13. For Sale By Merchants
    OK guys, here it is, the new All-in-One board for hacking Squawkers McCaw. Auto beak sync, random body movement, and built in 3W stereo amplifier with volume control for connecting directly to the internal speaker or a small external speaker. It operates on a single 5V 2A power supply, no other...
  14. Halloween Props
    This year I decided to expand my witch scene to include 2 more witches for a total of 3. For the 2 new ones, I wanted to have one as a static prop and the other lifting it's head via a small motor (a la cauldron creep). My problem is I have now purchased 2 of these motors and can't get any power...
  15. Halloween Props
    Hi I have a California air tools air compressor they are real quiet a lot more money but worth it I got a new one today on the cord that you plug it in with there was a yellow warning tag saying don't used an extension cord use a air hose instead? I wanted to know instead can I plug it into one...
  16. Halloween Props
    I just purchased a PicoBoo One from Frightprops. I can not get it to work properly, or what I feel is properly. When I power on the device it sends constant power to my valve. I have read the instructions on how to toggle the settings. Still the same outcome, constant power to my valve. Does...
  17. Halloween Props
    After many years, I'm finally trying to hookup my SMC SY7320-5MZ-C8 solenoids. These are 3 way, 2 actuator 5v solenoids. I have a very simple setup with an arduino driving a 4-relay board. I have 5V 1A supply by way of a USB charger. Positive runs from power, through breadboard to positive...
  18. Halloween Props
    I am making a cemetery in my front yard and I want to put flickering LED's in the PVC (candles) at the colums 3 LED's for the 12 colums for a total of 36 LED's. I am also running wire to 4 rows of 5 toumb stones with 4 LED's on each one for a total of 80 LED's. I have CAT wire that I want to...
  19. General Halloween
    Its really important to know what security cameras are actually capable of. Most people have a overly hopeful idea of what security cameras can actually capture when it comes to detail. Remember that all cameras look good in a well lit open store on a monitor. That's why its so important...
  20. Halloween Props
    I spotted this at the Depot and nabbed it.. Bull Skull I'd like to convert it from the AAA power source to AC. Pretty simple prop, green led in the skull and 1 purple on the bottom. Doesn't make noise or have any animation. I've seen tutorials for led spotlights using a 12v AC adapter. I...
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