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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. National Robotics Week SALE!

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Stock up on all your favorites during our largest sale of the season now through April 12th & enjoy FREE Standard Shipping! 20% OFF Hitec Servos 30% OFF Futaba Servos 75% OFF Futaba Style Wiring & Extensions 30% - 60% OFF Actobotics 40% - 63% OFF Motor Blowout and gears, sprockets, hubs...
  3. Electronic/Software: Simple Circuit Board For Random Movement

    Halloween Props
    I need help from all you electronics gurus out there. Here's my problem: I want to build a spider prop, based on this spider The abdomen of the prop will be about 6 to 8 inches in diameter. The front and rear legs will be about 12 to 16 inches long, and the side legs will be proportionately...
  4. CYBER MONDAY SALE - SERVOCITY up to 65% off !!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    It's our BIGGEST SALE of the year including blowing out ALL Futaba items at 30% OFF! Starting now! Up to 30% OFF Receivers Futaba 30% OFF Hitec Servos 25% OFF 35% OFF Actobotics 25% OFF Gear Motors & Actuators 65% OFF Extensions, Leads, Connectors & Adaptors...
  5. Animatronic Eye Mechanism

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi all, longtime haunter first time post: This is a quick eye movement test I did of some eyes I made (these were a junk pair that I had used for a sculpting blank). The actual mechanism is made from 2 old servos, some baling wire and a home depot paint stick. It is just a test but as you see I...
  6. Cyber Monday - Save BIG at ServoCity!

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    This Cyber Monday the deals are endless! https://www.servocity.com/ We're BLOWING OUT Futaba servos & accessories 25% OFF All Hitec Servos 35% OFF Actobotics FREE Standard Shipping orders $100+ Up to 65% OFF countless other ServoCity Products
  7. Electronic/Software: Life size Regan exorcist animated prop repair?

    Halloween Props
    I picked this up years ago as a package deal with a few other life size props (bone collector, scream, headless horseman for $50 bucks). When I got it I figured I could figure out why she didn't work but honestly it kept getting put in the attic or if pulled out just put into background. At...
  8. SALE Now on Hitec Servos & Gear Motors - ServoCity

    For Sale By Merchants
    Save on Hitec Servos for your upcoming Animatronic projects this Halloween !!! 25% off ALL Hitec Servos and Gear Motors !!
  9. Mechanical: Any PVC animatronic Makers out there?

    Halloween Props
    Hello Haunters, I am looking to start utilizing some of the miscellaneous static decorations for a DIY animatronic. I'm planning to use PVC pipe, HiTec Servos and ServoCity ServoBlocks and maybe some ActoBotics Channel. Does anyone have experience doing this? I'm looking for good...
  10. CYBER MONDAY - Save BIG with ServoCity

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Shop ServoCity on Cyber Monday for Huge Savings 20% off all Hitec servos FREE SHIPPING on orders $50+ Up to 35% off Actobotics TONS of prizes (we're putting prizes in random orders. From free servos to gift certificates - you could win!)
  11. Stand Alone Random Servo Control Board with Audio

    Wanted to Buy
    Hello, I am looking for a servo control board for my 3 axis skulls. I would like one that would provide 3-4 random servo control movements and have one channel for audio sync for the jaw servo. There were a few members that have built their own style of this board but I am no where near able...
  12. Electronic/Software: Crazy bonze rat animatronic conversion

    Halloween Props
    Just finished a two mini servo, Arduino powered rat project. Added some random movement for the demo but will be having him sing with the use of VSA. servo wires run down the inside of the spine and some extra plastic removed from inside the head to make room for the two servos. I used a hot...
  13. Electronic/Software: Please point me in the right direction...

    Halloween Props
    I am going to purchase from Monsterguts the 3 axis skull and eye kit. I am looking for advice on what I need to add to this with Software and Control. I plan on starting this year with a single Skeleton that does a routine that includes singing, talking and maybe some light automation (Maybe...
  14. Simple way to Create Linear Motion

    For Sale By Merchants
    Several of our customers have been anxiously awaiting a simple way to create Linear Motion. Well wait no more.... we now have a new kit that encompasses an easy assembly, with the mutli rotation HS-785HB servo (from Hitec), which will allow for 9.6" of Travel. To check out this new kit click...
  15. Custom 3-Axis Movement Mechanism

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I'm selling my custom 3-axis movement mechanism: The mechanism is 4" at its widest point, and about 7" tall including the pan mechanism. Of course, that's the measurements when it's upright -- you can see from the video that you'll need some additional clearance around it as it moves. It...
  16. SALE on Servos and Accessories @ ServoCity !

    For Sale By Merchants
    Save Big on Select Servos and Accessories !! Come and see these great deals at the link below. https://www.servocity.com/html/servos___accessories.html SALE ENDS 05-20-2015 [CENTER]SERVOS, SERVO MOUNTS, EXTENSIONS, SERVO MOUNT GEARS AND SO MUCH MORE !!
  17. HS-35HD BACK IN STOCK @ ServoCity !!

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    Come and visit us while inventory lasts !! Price: $24.99 https://www.servocity.com/html/hs-35hd_servo.html#.VTkSKiFVikp Control System: +Pulse Width Control 1500usec Neutral Required Pulse: 3-5 Volt Peak to Peak Square Wave Operating Voltage: 4.8 Volts Operating Temperature Range: -20 to...
  18. Massive Servo & Actobotics Sale at ServoCity (April 3 - April 8, 2015)

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Sale valid while limited inventory lasts...order today! Prices valid for online orders only. https://www.servocity.com/ All Hitec Servos are 20% off! https://www.servocity.com/html/hitec_servos.html Select Futaba Servos up to 25% off!https://www.servocity.com/html/futaba_servos.html Select...
  19. Pololu Robotics & Electronics Halloween Sale

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Hello, everyone! We are having our first-ever Halloween sale this year, with discounts on an assortment of products you can use to make awesome costumes and extravagant yard displays. From now until October 22, you can get 10% off hundreds of products, from servos and LEDs to sensors and...
  20. Mechanical: Animated crow skeleton

    Halloween Props
    Hey all. I I was hoping for some suggestions from the more knowledgeable crowd here. I found this, http://www.target.com/p/halloween-crow-skeleton-decor/-/A-15339946#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=Crow+skeleton+ and I was wondering if there are any ideas about animating the head/jaw with standard...