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  1. Best method to decorate walls with paper cutouts/die cuts?

    General Halloween
    Just ordered the Peanuts cutouts from Oriental Trading. What is the best way to hang them on walls? Hole punch the center and hang on a nail? Hole punch and put a ribbon through? Grommet? My mom would always tape hers up, but they would often fall down, and the tape takes some of the color off...
  2. Deathlord's Air Trigger

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    In the "spirit" of Freddie's Girl's Obelisk build file, I'd like to post up a lost how-to from Death Lord's site which is no longer online. This is Death Lord's Air Trigger, the text is the exact text from his how-to: In November of 2002 I decided to develop an air cannon using a washing...
  3. Free At Last!

    General Halloween
    Free at last, free at last, thank *dietyofyourchoice* all mighty, we are free at last! No more holidays breathing down my neck for at least 8 more months! Is anyone relieved that Hallowthankmas has passed? I swear, I need an additional month between Halloween and Christmas. There is just not...
  4. My 2018 Yard Display

    General Halloween
    Hi everyone it's been a long time since I've been active here. Life just always seems to have other plans for me. So I uploaded some pictures of my yard to the Halloween 2018 album but here's a wide view of most of the graveyard. So this year my town had the first ever House of Horrors...
  5. Electronic/Software: Skeleton tree lunger

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I recently bought this Halloween skeleton tree lunger from Big Lots. It has a motion and sound activation function, but does not seem to be working for me. There is a try me button attached to it and that works quite well. I was wondering if anyone knew how I might be able to extend the...
  6. 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.
  7. DIY Step On Pressure Sensing Sensor Trigger Mat Pad

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    *I believe it is 'relay' (gateway - open /close), not sensor. I bought a small 'Step Here' pressure pad that is widely available at all Halloween stores and websites. It worked for like 10 times (mostly testing) but then it eventually stopped dead. F*cking crap. I got angry and cut the dumb...
  8. Pneumatic: Pneumatic safety question!!??

    Halloween Props
    Hello fellow haunters, I have a question about the safety of a prop I am working on!! I am building a giant Jack in the Box. I built a scissor mechanism out of 1" square aluminum tubing and it stands over 6' tall when extended. With the Bimba cylinder I am using, it takes between 60 and 70 PSI...
  9. Pneumatic: Do I need air pressure for SMC solenoid to work?

    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...
  10. Grass walkway with pressure plates - need help!

    General Halloween
    This year I would like to create a walk through cemetery that is essentially a half circle with fencing on both sides of the walking path. Ideally I would like to have some pressure plates that animate/jump scare people as they walk plus there would be cords that I want to have protected. Has...
  11. Static: Mannequin Making (Video)

    Halloween Props
    So I stumbled upon this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZoTRyrDDrs This seems like a method similar to what a lot of us have used to make our own props. This process looks simple enough... The pressure seems to be the key. Has anyone made anything like this before? Are blocks of foam...
  12. Prop Showcase: "Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty, Little ball of fur"

    Halloween Props
    At the end of the night he couldn't take the pressure (110 PSI). http://www.snydercentral.com/halloween/props/kitty/kitty.htm
  13. Pneumatic: Coffin Help

    Halloween Props
    Im trying to get the guy inside the coffin to go up and down. I can get it to go up but now down by itself. Im using a 4 way 5 port valve with a double acting cylinder. do I need a pressure regulator on one of the lines in order for it to work? Need help
  14. Seat Box Horn Scare

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    There is nothing quite so “alarming” as a loud horn blasting when you least expect it. This year I decided to make two of these horn scares for the Haunted Forest. They both work on basically the same principle with just a slight difference in the triggering mechanism. One works on a pressure...
  15. Airtac solenoid valves lot

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    16 Airtac solenoid valves 12v 1/4" NPT 3way 2 position I couldn't get the ones i tested (about 6 of them) to work--others tell me they have had no problem with this brand. People told me they need a certain amount a back pressure and pressure in general to work. I tested with low pressure...
  16. Electronic/Software: Disguising a pressure mat ?

    Halloween Props
    I have a pressure mat which activates one of my props, but the problem is it is obvious that it is used as a trigger. So how can i disguise the mat so its not so obvious ? thanks guys Phil :D
  17. Pressure Mat Hack...Still Confused

    So, I have seen a few threads discussing how to hack a pressure mat trigger and it's like Greek to me. While I am handy/crafty and generally creative, I know absolutely nothing about electricity or wiring and would really appreciate if someone could please explain in step-by-step fashion how to...
  18. Pneumatic: Different Kind of Fogger HELP

    Halloween Props
    I have a prop i recently built. it was the first addition to The Blackwood Asylum. it is an elctro-therapy chair (electric chair if your in a prison) I also have a Crate that i will be sitting in and shaking that says Blackwood Asylum Isolation Unit Caution Criminally Insane i built it out...