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  1. Electronic/Software: Our singing grim reaper

    Halloween Props
    This is quite an old test pattern we made to test the motion and audio syncing for our 3-axis skull. There's a custom PCB running the 4 servos inside the head and a VB6 program which plays the sound and sends commands to the PCB over RS485. We took plenty of pictures of the build process Grim...
  2. Oklahoma City - Nightfall's Horror Con July 20th

    Haunts, Gatherings and Conventions
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1065092837034327/ Anyone else planning on going? Their first year but they're at least running the social media side well.
  3. Nightmare City Halloween 40th Anniversary Mega Halloween Playlist!!!

    Halloween Music
    Nightmare City Halloween presents the Ultimate Halloween Playlist! Featuring 1,051 songs running 66 hours. There's something for everyone here. Listen if you dare: 40 Years Of Nightmare City Halloween Additonal Nightmare City Halloween Playlists include: The Best Of Nightmare City...
  4. A long time .....

    General Halloween
    Wow ... It's been a very long time since I have been on here. Hopefully everything is still up and running smoothly. Checked my status as to when the last time I was on here and it said 2012!!! Hmmmmmm ... been very busy within the working class I guess. Anywho, hope all you haunters are doing...
  5. 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...
  6. Christmas vs. Halloween Reboot

    General Halloween
    This video shows the 2018 reboot of a Halloween light show first done in 2012. The lighting and music were orchestrated with Light-o-Rama controllers and software running 90-some circuits. There's a brief glimpse of the tombstone flippers and spinner featured in proof-of-concept videos posted...
  7. 2018 Might well be our last display ...

    General Halloween
    We're in the UK and have been doing a display in our front garden (yard) since 2014. In the five years it's grown a little with gravestones, earth breakers, full skeletons, occasionally a fog machine, and this year I had an Atmosfear projection in the window, so nothing fancy and pretty basic...
  8. I need advice for Crowd Control issues at my haunt

    General Halloween
    I need some advice how to handle the situation with I have a large number of people that want to go through my tiny one-car garage haunt. I had about 200 visitors and maybe half of them wanted to walk through... When the groups were small, I asked them to walk through slowly and enjoy. It's...
  9. Halloween oldies playlist podcast ~ Whistling Past the Graveyard~

    Halloween Music
    https://archive.org/details/WPTG6 I've been making this podcast for three years running now, it's basically a vintage halloween playlist with really bad halloween jokes in between! Its definitely work and kid safe! There are six episodes total, listen to the latest and if you're into it catch...
  10. Halloween 2018 up and running!

    General Halloween
    After setting up for 6 weeks, here are some photos of our Halloween production this year. I have over 100 photos and videos, but I have not been able to post videos due to file size limitations. I will be taking many more photos and videos on Halloween night! :D
  11. Static: How are you lighting your pumpkin scarecrows/sentinels securely and effectively?

    Halloween Props
    For those with tall outdoor pumpkin scarecrows, sentinels, etc ... is there a consensus best ways to illuminate them? This is all still pretty new to me, (though I have picked up the aesthetic part quick) but right now I'm just not sure how you're lighting up your pumpkins when they're 6,7, 8...
  12. Female inline or slide-on plugs for sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Female Inline or Slide-on Plugs for sale: these are brand new vampire female inline plugs for 18awg, SPT-1 wire; standard extension cord wire. Quantity: 100 New they cost $75, I'll sell them for $50. PM me your zip code for a shipping cost These are very convenient to use. Instead of running...
  13. $20 off $50 Michael's One Day Only! (works on sale items)

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Today (10/9/2018) only Michael's is running a promotion for $20 off your online purchase of $50 or more when you choose to pick up in store. It does work on sale items! Code is: 50BOPIS20W
  14. 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...
  15. Sewer Set Piece With Leaking Pipe

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey Haunters! This week I built a haunt panel for my nuclear meltdown zombie area in my haunt! I tried to use pretty inexpensive items and it came out fantastic! It even has real running water from the broken pipe. I’m sure what I did could be applied to a variety of use cases and themes so let...
  16. Those who have had a rainey Halloween night. How did you handle your lights/props?

    General Halloween
    Unfortunately for the Dallas Fort Area in Texas we have a 50% chance for storms. :mad::mad: So I'm curious if any of you have any tips for safeguarding your displays to keep them running during rain.
  17. McGinnis Family Lights

    General Halloween
    Well after getting everything set up twice (due to mother nature), everything is up and running! Here is something new I threw together for this year!
  18. Other: Halloween Asylum back in business!!

    Halloween Props
    Under a new owner but they're up and running! http://www.halloweenasylum.com/
  19. Mechanical: Car battery

    Halloween Props
    Anyone ever run a simple prop like a swaying zombie or such from a large car battery. We want to do some outside displays but don't really want a noisy generator running all the while. Thanks
  20. Pneumatic: Air tanks

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone ever determined how long an air tank (say an 11 gallon 150psi from Harbor Freight) would run a small diameter short throw cylinder. There is a big compressor in the barn but no air running downstairs. If small pneumatic props could be run from individual tanks as opposed to running...
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