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  1. Electronic/Software: How to loop an Aurduino Uno?

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    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...
  2. Pneumatic: Control Panel Wiring Part 1. Posted to provide help. VIDEO INSIDE!!!

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    Many new things this year. Most videos play a day after Halloween to not spoil the new entries. All control panels are new this year and a 5th will be a walk through. Figured I would walk people though control panel wiring. This is a little bit for the advanced haunter working with relays. Can...
  3. Electronic/Software: Aduino malfunctions when power is applied to relays

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    I know what you're thinking. Really Dustin? Another Arduino post? Yes, sadly I do have another problem that I need some help with. I built my Arduino and it works just fine till I apply power to my relays. Without 12v DC connected the relays trigger just fine every time but with 12v DC connected...
  4. 8 relay shield Octo Banger (Mike's) not doing what I want (banger.com)

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    Hello, I'm a novice to this kind of thing, but willing to learn. I have just completed building an 8 relay banger (Octo Banger) built using instructions from Button Banger.com web site. I have never used Electronics like this, it's opened my eyes and the potential from this 5v 8 relay module is...
  5. Wiper Motor Park Position using relays only

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    I came up with this a few years back and thought i would share . I couldn't find anything on the internet so literally stared at my prop ( werewolf in a box with moving hands ) with relays on the floor for about 1-1/2 hrs knowing that it was possible. So anyways , I did write the notes when i...
  6. Electronic/Software: fourbanger prop controller help

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    Hey all! So I am trying my hand at a 4 channel prop controller. (completely new territory for me!) Running into a triggering problem. I using the fourbanger.com setup. Got all the parts and thought I was ready to roll, but alas I have an issue. It doesn't trigger props...kinda a deal...
  7. Sync Lights and More to Music or Sound - How?

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    Can someone give me a crash course on synchronizing lights and small electric relays, motors, etc. to music or sounds? Links? Brand names? Necessary components? Things to avoid? Thanks! .
  8. Mechanical: Controllers or ?

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    So I was thinking of having my geyser jr go off at a certain point... maybe after the witch does her speech ? I was thinking of getting the black widow witch. So when she talks about summoning hell then the geyser can go off. Maybe have flame sounds play as well. I'm trying to figure out the...
  9. Electronics Essentials (episode 3) - Components

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    FINALLY!!! We finally got around to finishing episode 3 of our Electronics Essentials series. This time, we look at a variety of different components, including capacitors, transistors, diodes and relays. Each component is reviewed and placed in context in our "Sensor Saver" circuit...
  10. Kit 74 and cable SOLD

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    Up for sale is a NEW pc board. PC Printer Port Relay Board (kit) (version 2) Do you have an old PC lying around the house which absolutely no one wants? Then you can convert it into a dedicated controller. Communicate with the real world via the parallel printer port on your PC. Simply...
  11. Electronic/Software: Relays, Relays, Relays ?????

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    Basically, i just don't get what a relay actually is, i see people talking about them alot on the forum and i feel that i'm missing out on somthing that would be useful to know. I have seen other threads which ask similar questions, but its all to complicated for me. Please could someone give...