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  1. solenoidValves-easy.jpg


    Diagram for solenoid valve flow, trying to make it easier than the tech diagrams. if you want additional solenoids added, let me know what kind via PM and I'll update.
  2. Creepy Crate Animated Prop

    Halloween Props
    Hey Halloween prop lovers. Here is a link to my newest animated halloween prop called Creepy Crate. It is based off a prop that has been around for a few years called Zombie Containment Unit. I made a few changes to the original. I have been building props for 10 years and build one prop...
  3. Animated Werewolf

    Animated Werewolf

    Pneumatic Werewolf
  4. Chained Werewolf - Pneumatic

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Note: This is a repost of an old tutorial whose links to pictures were broken with the software update at HF. Have finally discovered the best use of pneumatic props - as a distraction! Yes, it is counter-intuitive to spend all that time and money making a pneumatic prop just to use as a...
  5. Pneumatic: Startle: Jumping spider

    Halloween Props
    This is a medium sized, rubber spider that is resting on a hidden air solenoid nozzle. When the victim presses a button on the control panel, the solenoid is activated and shoots the spider towards them. It’s about 90 psi, from a small air compressor. Added effect: place a glass dome lid...
  6. Pneumatic: DARK SOULS BONEWHEEL DONE!!! Video Inside

    Halloween Props
    Hard to believe but this is my 20 pneumatic prop So I wanted to connect a little bit more with some of the teens/adults so I decided to pull this from the Dark Souls video game series. This skeleton wheel is a PITA in this game. For those who do not know it is a spiked wheel with a skeleton...
  7. Pneumatic: Questions about running penumatic hose & tubing

    Halloween Props
    So I'm doing a zombie fence shaker this year and it's my first-ever pneumatic prop. I got an 18gal compressor off Craigslist and will have that 50ft away so hopefully the noise doesn't ruin the rest of my scene. Connecting with a 3/8 inch hose to this flow control connector. Controlled by a...
  8. Electronic/Software: Need help with ardunio programming for electric chair

    Halloween Props
    So I pieced together an electric chair that has become the talk of last few neighborhoods that have seen it over the past few years. Each year, I try to add a little to it. Last year, I made a switch panel, but didn't quite get it finished and working to my desired result. The switch panel is...
  9. Pneumatic: Monster-in-a-box

    Halloween Props
    I am so close to finishing my first pneumatic prop! I started by making a 4 banger prop controller. All sequences load, the relays click, sound works, awesome! I ordered my monster in a box "guts" and have them installed in my crate. The problem is when the sequence hits the solenoid it stops...
  10. Electronic/Software: Arduino help!!

    Halloween Props
    Hello fellow haunters!! I am having a problem with an Arduino I hope someone can help with!! I have put together several of these Arduino's but this is the first time I have powered one up with a solenoid connected. With power going to just the Arduino the program runs fine and the relays work...
  11. Pneumatic: First Pneumatic stup

    Halloween Props
    Like the title said this will be my first build. This will going into my sitting (zombie) Scarecrow built.http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/178233-sitting-scarecrow-zombie-prop-build.html And No I do not plan on having this ready for Halloween this year...
  12. Pneumatic: Help with Air Cannon

    Halloween Props
    I need help with my air cannon. It was working fine when I first built it. After sitting for a year, it stopped working. Today I changed out the solenoid and it worked a couple of times and the then started acting squirrelly. I put the original solenoid back on and it worked again for a bit and...
  13. 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...
  14. More Goodies for Sale: Pneumatics, Controllers, Props

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Some more stuff for grabs. I tried to delete my old thread, but its been awhile so ill start fresh. PICS: http://imgur.com/a/0uB7N http://imgur.com/a/lMB9W ** Sale on Maestro 2 prop controller didn't go through price still remains (W/O controller)..... $50 SOLD 4 1/4 stroke...
  15. Pneumatic: Trying to decide if I should go pneumatic - some questions

    Halloween Props
    As I look at animating more props I'm trying to decide if going pneumatic or electric is better. Here's some background: I have none of the pieces needed for pneumatic (compressor, hose, fittings, etc.) I typically use Arduino or Raspberry Pi for controlling I have some experience with servos...
  16. Mechanical: Need help keeping a fire breathing gargoyle lit

    Halloween Props
    I built a fire breathing gargoyle using propane, a pilot light and a solenoid. The video below shows it in an older form. The problem I have is that when it breaths fire it often will blow the pilot light out. I tried encasing the tubing but it still blows out. This year I would like to go with...
  17. 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...
  18. Pneumatic: why a hot solenoid?

    Halloween Props
    So I purchased a new solenoid from FrightProps for my small Lunger we bought from them a few years back. It is a 12v dc, was hooked up to a dual acting cylinder and a PicoBoo One. At first I had the Picoboo One doing the power for it ... but the lunger only moved inches, so I tried the power...
  19. Pneumatic: Pneumatic Solenoid Valve Issues. Anyone Else?

    Halloween Props
    So, I bought five of these solenoid valves (5 port, 12vdc) from FrightProps earlier this year and put them all into props that I built for this year's haunt. They worked long enough to build and test my props. So far, though, since we opened our maze on October 3rd, four out of the five of...
  20. Pneumatic: solenoid assistance?

    Halloween Props
    Hi, still having issues finding cylinders or solenoids in town but finally ran across this. http://www.princessauto.com/pal/en/Pneumatics/12V-DC-Solenoid-Activated-Pneumatic-Control-Valve/8226615.p It does not look like FrightProps' solenoid but slightly resembles it. My question is, does...