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  1. Prop Showcase: My first build: Electric Chair

    Halloween Props
    Attempted my first ever prop build this year. A homemade electric chair using a palm sander for vibration underneath the seat, frightprops electric firecracker for sparking/noise also underneath the seat and a strobe light behind the chair to light up between the pallet slats. The chair was...
  2. Lighting: Lighting my witch

    Halloween Props
    Hello all, I am trying to finish this part of my display. What color do you think I should put on my burning witch? I used a small strobe to show a bit of detail but it really isn't doing the job I think it needs to. any help is appreciated.
  3. 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...
  4. halloween 2017: one for the record books

    General Halloween
    tonight was a halloween i'll never forget. last year (our first year in a new house) we didn't get any ToTers. in fact, where i lived the few years before that, i really didn't get any either. i went to my mom and dad's a time or two on halloween night, and they get quite a few (~70-80 usually)...
  5. Electronic/Software: Arduino relay shield controlling 110 volts

    Halloween Props
    Hey everybody!! I have a quick question, I want control a 110 volt strobe light with the Arduino relay shield. The relays are rated for 110volt 3 amp so that should not be a problem. My question is does it matter which wire on the power cord to the strobe I cut and run to the relay?? I'm...
  6. Lighting: Ardunio Strobelight

    Halloween Props
    Hello to all, does anyone know of a cheap and easy way to make a strobe light powered by Arduino? Thanks... :p
  7. What did you get done today?

    General Halloween
    I have always enjoyed seeing what everyone does on here so what better way than to post what you get done from day to day. Please post what you've got done today or last few days. This weekend I tested the police strobe light controller and strobe lights that I'll be using for the biohazard...
  8. Lighting: AddingAdding strobe light to a prop

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I ordered this prop https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1684731588421338&id=1680602725500891 I would like to add a strobe light to it so that activades and stops when the prop stops. Any ideas (for the technical challenged) how to do it. I don't havehave access to shops...
  9. Static: Coolest Prop Ever?

    Halloween Props
    What was the coolest thing you've used in your Haunt? For us it was definitely a latex head that I borrowed from a guy in the Movie SPFX Industry. It was cast from the head of British actor David Warner and was used in the original "The Omen". Super freaky, under a strobe light, you'd swear the...
  10. Halloween 2015 - Our Yard

    General Halloween
    We had another good year. The rain held out and we got 500 kids come through in 2 1/2 hours. Our theme was giant spiders and spider web. Graveyard too. I only got to put up one spider as I ran out of time. Mad at myself for starting the set up at 1pm. We had 2 foggers running on timers. Sound...
  11. Lighting: Source for lighting merchandise

    Halloween Props
    Can anyone share a good source for all weather strobe lights or LED colored flood or accent lights ?
  12. Haunted Houses and strobe lights

    General Halloween
    I love doing Haunted Houses but almost all of them use strobe lights. I'm not epileptic but they do make me feel very sick. A couple years ago I got very excited to go to a collection of Haunted Houses in Toronto only to realize in the second house they had a strobe light and I almost passed...
  13. Redneck/Mechanic soundtracks

    Halloween Music
    howdy Y'all, I'm new to the site and i was looking for help with choosing a soundtrack for my themed Halloween haunt this year which i only run on Halloween. My friend and I that have spent many years in the Haunt industry as volunteers for a lock school's haunt are looking to do a garage scene...
  14. Is there any way to easily hack LED musical strobe lights?

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    OK, I bought a bag box of Halloween stuff at a yard sale yesterday and there's two sets of battery operated musical strobe lights that originally came from Dollar General. While they're currently entertaining my 4 month old, I was wondering if there's a relatively simple way to hack these so...
  15. Lighting: question about changing battery operated to ac

    Halloween Props
    I know I have seen this in here before but i cannot find it with search so sorry if its duplicated. I did take a strobe that uses three AA batteries and make it able to plug in using a transformer. I know 1 aa battery = 1.5v and .5a,, so I needed a transformer with 4.5v, and 1.5a. What Im...
  16. My First Halloween Party - Lighting Questions

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi guys! So I'm throwing my first ANNUAL Halloween party and I am confused about lighting. How do I create the spooky feeling? I have black and orange bulbs. Should I put 2 in each light set and leave the other two out? What about for the food room? I purchased a fog machine that I was...
  17. Other: Need HELP with Motion Sensor Timer for flash cracker fuse box for LAST MINUTE FRENZY

    Halloween Props
    Ok to make a long story short, Last year I had an exploding / flashing fusebox on a pole with wires everywhere and two large strobes aiming all around and had it on a switch. That got old fast having to flip the switch for every guest. So this year I wanted to find a way to make a timer for it...
  18. Prop Showcase: Well here it is........For now anyway lol

    Halloween Props
    Here is this years lawn set up. New ground breaker, bilco door and the Grave Butcher. Hope you enjoy. Also will be having a walk-thru on Halloween so keep an eye for pics of that. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions. Bilco doors have a strobe light and will have fog and the sound of...
  19. Lighting: Is there a way to syncronize strobe lights?

    Halloween Props
    I have six mini strobes, is there a way to synchronize them to flash at the same time? Thanks!
  20. Strobe and Sound Effect Scare.

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    Hi, For my haunt this year, I wanted to make a section for a scare, where the monster can press a button, and have a strobe light go off with a sound effect while he jumps out to scare the audience. This is similar to what they do at Universal HHN in hollywood. Can anyone explain to me how to...
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