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  1. Flicker Circuit by Death Lord

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    By using an extension cord as the basis of this project it not only allows you to plug any light into it, but more importantly the extension cord give you the ability to plug two lamps (bulbs) into the cord. I use two 25 watt bulbs (red or red and yellow?) and a 5A fuse. Total construction time...
  2. Other My Nightmare before Christmas Zero Dog house

    Halloween Crafts
    Ok since i did nightmare before Christmas as my Christmas theme i needed a Zero dog house . This was my first big project with foam there is some things i will change if i do another one lol one thing is take better step by step pics but i think you will get the idea first i used a hot...
  3. Talking Skull Project on the Cheap Pt. 2

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    OK here is the promised tutorial on the cheap talking skull build. I'm trying to create a talking skull, that will react to any audio file you run through it, for less than $30... The first step was to cut the skull in a way to get access to the inside in a way that viewers couldn't see the...
  4. Prop Showcase: How to make the 3 Classic Halloween Monsters work?

    Halloween Props
    I bought the 3 Classic Halloween Monsters this year through Home Depot (Werewolf, Drac & Frankenstein). They are IR props that work off of each other, but I have no idea how to set them off without having to press the button on each of their arms. Is there a hack to hook them up to step pads or...
  5. Good tutorial (or class) for Electronics for Halloween props?

    General Halloween
    Hey all, Looking to step up my halloween display for next year and want to get into electronics and was wondering if anyone has/knows of good tutorials for beginners? I'm found some videos online, but figured I would ask here for more Halloween centric tutorials? Thanks.
  6. Hello from ND

    Member Introduction
    Hello, just joined today. I'm from Jamestown, ND. Hoping to get some tips and ideas for next Halloween. I'm looking to step up my game as far as yard decorations.
  7. Mechanical: PIR Sensor How-To - NEED HELP

    Halloween Props
    Hi all. Ordered 2 smaller animated props from Spirit Halloween and one came today, the leaping spider. Works great and will definitely scare but the issue I have is that the motion sensor doesn't work that well if at all, and need a simple PIR sensor that works with the hookup on the prop. I...
  8. uv/black light ideas

    General Halloween
    hello everyone i just joined this site. I'm Freakshow The Clown and i have been haunter for a few years now. i work for a charity haunt that the money goes to restore a historical sights. i do have a small budget every year. I am looking for ideas for a room. it is a black light fun house full...
  9. Mechanical: Multi-Prop remote from Spirit- Can this be hacked?

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone purchased or researched the multi-prop remote from spirit? I saw this yesterday, it works by plugging this into the prop and placing on the try-me setting. You can then trigger them remotely with an a-d button option. This would be interesting to me if the remote could be hacked and...
  10. Replacing step pad with HF PIR driveway alert

    I have been searching and reading on the forum for a while now and I found how to use the HF driveway alert to trigger sound activated props and also infrared activated props but I'm not exactly sure how to wire from PIR driveway alert to the step pad plug . Could someone please help with this ...
  11. Other: How to put together Circus/Carnival theme while using previous props?

    Halloween Props
    So I really want to do a carnival/circus/sideshow theme. I think I figured out how to do a circus tent in a semi-affordable way. I have a 3 axis skull/skeleton. I'm thinking just swapping out his script and dressing him up as a sideshow barker. "Step right up, step right up, come see the...
  12. Cheap and Easy Tombstone Projector Disquise

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    It seems that Halloween haunt video projections are everywhere now. What was just a few years ago only seen in high end commercial haunts or Disney and similar attractions are now available to the average home haunter like me. From fun and entertaining singing pumpkins (my personal favorite) to...
  13. Pneumatic: Any good video tutorials for the skelerector mech?

    Halloween Props
    I was wondering if anyone has been able to find some good, step by step (preferably video) tutorials on how to build a skelerector mechanism
  14. Silk Flame / Foam Embers Hybrid

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This year I saw a large silk flame prop at spirithalloween, and got an idea to use it with the foam insulation coals as one piece. Turned out even better than I thought it would! You will need: 2 or 3 aerosol cans of great-stuff insulation PL premium scrap wood 5M of orange LED strip with...
  15. 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...
  16. Painting tombstones on cardboard

    Does anyone have any step by step instructions on how to paint tombstones on cardboard?
  17. Need a Big Padlock?

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Last year I found that I needed a large padlock for the gates to our haunted forest. After searching the internet for a suitable lock I found that large prop locks are pretty expensive so I decided I would just make one myself. I will be the first to admit that this is not one of the great...
  18. "step here" foot pads. What's it look like under the hood?

    Halloween Prop Building Group
    So, I got my hands on one of those "step here" pads you find hooked to props at "spirit". I want to use it as a trigger for my adafruit sound board. I've never torn one open, and if I don't need to I'd rather keep it in that little vinyl 'pouch' it comes in. So, that leaves the 1/8" jack that...
  19. Mechanical: Want To Have Coffin Lid Move When Step On Mat

    Halloween Props
    Hi - I created a coffin made out of light wood and I want the lid to go up when the Trick or Treaters step on the mat going up the steps. I am not mechanically or electrically inclined. I was looking on the Monster Guts site and I saw the Monster Prop Power Pack and the Pressure Step Mat that I...
  20. Hello, New Member

    Member Introduction
    Halloween is my ultimate favorite holiday. I love doing a lot of DIY things. Halloween for me is like Christmas for others..lol. I am wanting to make a scary tree and a couple Jack in the boxes. I have found so many informative step by step projects on here that I want to try.