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  1. I'm Back..... From Tennessee

    Member Introduction
    This is my first post. When I first signed up to the forum I had a slight family problem. Now I'm single and back to learn some spooky ideals from you all. I have some tombstones, about 15 I think, that I made out of the cutouts of the insulated metal doors and painted. I have a few things but...
  2. Electric Cracker

    Wanted to Buy
    I want a single Electric Cracker for next Halloween. I'd like to pay $30 or less shipped, and that would be no issue but every place I have tried wants $15 for shipping. Bringing the cost close to $40. Any suggestions ? Or, more likely, I am just too cheap. But as I would be using it just one...
  3. Electronic/Software: Inexpensive MP3 Player!

    Halloween Props
    In my quest for finding a reliable MP3 player that wasn't theft-prone (like the knock-off iPods all over eBay) but also wasn't super pricey, I stumbled upon this...
  4. Bed Bath & Beyond Clearance!

    General Halloween
    Not one of my usual stores to check for Christmas clearance, but I happened to go there today and scored flicker-flame light bulbs (2 pack) for 74¢ each! They also had the steady candle bulbs (2 pack) for 24¢!!! I am sorry now that I didn't grab more than I did. 50' grounded outdoor green...
  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. TotalHomeFX has their Halloween projections on sale

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Just a heads up. I noticed that TotalHomeFX (manufacturer of those projectors that HomeDepot and BigLots etc sells) has a sale going on on their Halloween projections. Single videos are 7.19 (from 8.99) and packaged video bundles regularly 29.99 are now 23.99. This looks like it includes their...
  7. Static: Can I connect a PIR to wireless remote switch?

    Halloween Props
    I have several store props that are a mix of sound or motion triggered. All are powered by AA batteries. They are near each other, and I'd like trigger them simultaneously via PIR. I happen to own a 12V 4CH Channel Wireless Remote Control Switch. Is there any way to connect the props to the...
  8. Other: Projection Screen for Garage Door

    Halloween Props
    Hey there! I am looking for a cheap projection material to do a REAR projection in our third stall. It is a standard single stall garage door. I am in MN, so between weather and a street light, have decided to do rear projection. I have a business class Epson that will work great and plan on...
  9. Hi!

    Member Introduction
    Hi Everyone! My name is Gina, I run an Auction house in Genoa City WI. We have a huge Halloween animatronic auction coming up on Friday the 13th. It's all from a single estate and the owner suggested I post the information here. So, I am introducing myself and will post the information in...
  10. Pneumatic: need help on single pneumatic cylinder

    Halloween Props
    hello everyone...i jus purchased 2 single action pneumatic cylinders with a 4" stroke. i thought it was a dual action ones but i must have hit the wrong item. anyway im stuck with them so what props can i do with these cylinders.....i have never done any props with air so im new at all this...
  11. Posting images ideas (PHOTOBUCKET policy changes)

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Just a word of warning: Photobucket has just changed their terms of usage in the past few weeks with hardly any notice. The big takeaway of this is they no longer support 3rd party hosting, which is pretty much what every single person using Photobucket used them for - copying the Photobucket...
  12. Haunt almost ready (Pics)

    General Halloween
    The Majority of my display is now up and running, iv got one prop that has decided to pack in so that requires a look at tonight. Tomorrow just a general tidy round hiding wires, adding cobwebs etc This year i have setup a raspberry pi cam to stream to FaceBook and www.ossetthaunt.co.uk its...
  13. Electronic/Software: Simple Single Channell Color Organ???

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone know where I can get a simple single channel color organ like the ones pictured below? I'm having the hardest time finding where to buy a simple single channel one. I've found a few links to places who claim to sell them, like the one with the purple background, but you can't...
  14. Actors

    General Halloween
    As some of you may recall my neighbors and myself are setting up a pretty large haunt in their barn and adjacent property this year. We are going to try and make it as autonomous as possible but would still like to have some actors. For those of you who have something larger scale how do you get...
  15. Flex Seal - Clear

    Product Reviews
    So, I needed to waterproof my latest projects, and decided to give this stuff a go. Presently, it's available just about everywhere, including your local walgreens...
  16. Lighting: 10mm LED's seem dim.

    Halloween Props
    I bought six different colors of prewired 10mm 12v LED's from Lighthouse LED's. Some of the colors are very bright, green and blue, and red to a slight lesser extent.. Others such as yellow, orange, purple, are pitiful. One yellow isn't even enough to decently illuminate a single skull...
  17. Electronic/Software: Servo question

    Halloween Props
    I have a couple of servos from a remote control airplane, do you think these would work in building a talking skull single or even tri-axis? If so then what else would I need to get it working?
  18. Single Prop Fog Chiller

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    As most of you, I have a couple of large fog chillers but they do not do me any good for a single prop. I have a fog spitter I made last year and it spews fog perfectly and moves via a shiatzu. Problem is the hot fog spills into the night. So, I decide to put together a small, single prop...