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  1. Halloween Props
    I need another one of these and Monster Guts is out of stock. I've looked at ebay and found a few that look similar. Is there anything I should be looking at in particular for my purchase?
  2. Halloween Props
    The IT guy where I work just gave me about 20 Computer power supplies. They are all 19.5 volt and like 5 amp. Can I use these on wiper motors and other 12V stuff or is it too much juice??? Thanks
  3. Halloween Props
    Every year I have a theme in my bathroom for a large adult only halloween party. This year I plan to do an insane asylum. I have everything figured out but like the idea of creating a false power outage. I plan to have electrical sound effects sporadically start up with various other sound...
  4. Halloween Props
    Sorry if this is already on here, new to this site. I have a laser vortex that runs off 2 "AA" batteries. I want to buy a AC power supply from Ebay so I do not have to swap batteries every half hour. Do I just need any 3 V AC adapter? What rating of A do I need, I see many. I am assuming...
  5. Halloween Props
    I don't usually do Halloween but I recently obtained a free prop and after researching found out it is Dead Eye Drake. He is in great condition but they didn't have the power cord. Said they misplaced it last year but that he did fully work. Anyone have any idea where I could get a...
  6. Halloween Props
    I was over at Monster Guts looking through the power supplies. It's time to start building a few props so I wanted to browse. Their standard power supply that they sell for props (12V DC, 5A) is listed at $20. As a "computer guy" (details later) I knew that this is ridiculously high retail for...
  7. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey gang! Looking to build some props and need to power them? How about using a PC power supply! In this short video, I show you how to use a PC power supply to run your various projects, including a demo using a wiper motor!
  8. Halloween Props
    Hi, I am looking into some simple animatronics for this year, and was looking for inspiration. I know many people use Wiper motors, but I dont really want to go down that route, I don think I will have time to figure out all the wiring etc, and shipping from the US to the UK does not make...
  9. Halloween Props
    I'm going to be using a wiper motor for my toe pincher coffin this year, however, I have wired my wiper motor to my power supply and the motor does not rotate smoothly, instead it seams to tick. I'm using a 12 volt 5 amp power supply and a Jeep CJ5 wiper motor, MN: PPWPM437. I'm baffled as to...
  10. Halloween Props
    Can anyone recomend aportable power supply that might rund a projector and dvd for 2-3 hours? I would like to run a projection in a remote area
  11. Halloween Props
    I have an idea but I'm not sure where to look for a remote. With the owners love of zombies I'd like to be able to shoot at them. My theory is if I can find a control box to power four different points independently we could do just that. We could hide 4 e crackers in certain locations and mount...
  12. Halloween Props
    Hello everyone, Brand new to the site and very excited to be here. I have a 5 ft. dancing skeleton I bought at a garage sale, It was missing the power pack . I've located the power pack a 9 volt 1.5 amp. The problem I am having, when I press the button to turn him on, he does a quick laugh, the...
  13. Halloween Props
    Sorry, i posted this in the wrong thread before: I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out which is the best power supply to use for an ssc-32U controller that will power 5-7 different 5 volt servos? I also would like to power a 12VDC gear motor from an ssc-32u also if this is...
  14. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out which is the best power supply to use for an ssc-32U controller that will power 5-7 different 5 volt servos? I also would like to power a 12VDC gear motor from an ssc-32u also if this is possible. From what I have read I think VSA is going to...
  15. Halloween Crafts
    Technically, I consider this Halloween related, because I bought the machine with SR gifts in mind. I saw a couple of different threads recently about creating your own designs with these types of machines, and I have to say, I'm lost because ,mine did not come with a book. I bought it at...
  16. Halloween Props
    Alright, so this may be very, very basic stuff for a lot of you but it may help some that are just getting into motorized props. Here is a video of how I prep an old laptop power supply to use for a wiper motor. I hope this helps!
  17. For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    24v 4Amp power supply. Fused for overload protections and short circuit protection. $35 obo shipped. This is a heavy item.
  18. Halloween Props
    In my continuing quest to deploy my artificial snow machine(s) during song intermissions (moments of no sound or light) without using a cheater plug, I'm now wondering about those remote controlled power strips you see for sale during the holidays. Some are just pure on / off. And some are also...
  19. Halloween Props
    This is something I have been messing around with for the last month or so. I finally had a proper waist plate machined so I could build a completed unit. It is powered by a wiper motor and a 12 volt 5 amp power supply running through a PWM to slow things down. I am still doing a bit of testing...
  20. Halloween Props
    The local State Surplus store here in Raleigh, NC had three box / pallets full of surplused LED traffic signals. I asked, and evidently no one has returned any saying they don't work. I asked about power, as they had one of the lights zip-tied to a warehouse beam. They told me the lights...
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