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  1. Electronic/Software: Help!!Sams Club Members Mark Reaper

    Halloween Props
    Trying to find out either the power supply details for the Sams Club Grim reaper or a number to call as I thought I seen something on the box but mine was destroyed at the campground with all the rain even though under the awning, as my wife smashed and destroyed the power supply somehow when...
  2. Hello - Back from the Home Haunting Grave...so to speak.

    Member Introduction
    Hello all, Just thought I'd register. I was a home haunted back in the early 2000s - had to sell off almost all my home props to another Home Haunter after my little girl was born and she was too scared of it all. Now she is 13, really into it all, we've moved across country to a new house, and...
  3. A trip to Target - Crowd Levels

    General Halloween
    I was surprised. There were A LOT of people in the Halloween section, most displays and decorations were gone. There was candy left but even that was getting smaller in supply. I did grab 2 bags of backup candy *Butterfingers and Nestle Crunch* that were $2.66 a piece or 3/$8. I bought 2...
  4. Mechanical: Raising a tombstone - What do I need

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, Kinda looking/searching into more animatronic props lately (building myself) and wanna get more into electrical and motors, etc. I created this prop this year, kinda like tombstone, built outta foam and wood. Maybe weights 20lbs or so. I was thinking of raising it up and down. So...
  5. Lighting: PRO-TIP on a budget: Colored lighting filters

    Halloween Props
    I know many of you want to colorize your displays. And DJ supply companies and musical stores like to sell those colored gels. However, they can be expensive. So what is an affordable option? 3-ring binder dividers! Grab the transparent colored plastic dividers, kinda like these...
  6. Light up suit ideas?

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    So I was just realizing that it's almost Halloween and I don't have a costume even thought up yet. I'm thinking I want to do something like a black bodysuit with led strip lights all over. But, having trouble finding things for it. I'm thinking I could do a rgb strip light like this...
  7. Electronic/Software: Computer power supply not powering wiper motor

    Halloween Props
    The setup worked a couple years ago. I tested the motor with a car battery and it works. I also put the meter on the outputs of the computer power supply and I get 5 volts on the red and 12 on the yellow. When I connect the motor to the power supply the motor doesn't turn at all, I measured with...
  8. 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...
  9. Lighting: LED Lighting Question - PSU, LED Driver

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, I bought some pre wired LED's that I'm using in a project. ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DZIRPM4/ ) I'm still trying to figure out how to hook them up, but need some help. Would I use a Power supply or LED driver to drive these? I only need 6-10 of these led's hooked up...
  10. Electronic/Software: Vintage power supply for Wiper motor

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys, quick question, I may be able to pick up a vintage power supply for cheap, output voltage says 13.5v DC, 3A max continuous, 5A peak. Will that run a wiper motor?
  11. Mechanical: Wiper Motor Help

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, This is my first year in trying animated props. I looked at a lot of videos and forums and decided to try using a wiper motor. Problem is I can't get it to power on at all when connected directly to a power supply. Here's some info: Motor: part number REPJ361105 bought from ebay Power...
  12. Electronic/Software: Arduino Power Supply

    Halloween Props
    What are folks using for a non-usb power supply for their Arduino? I am using a 9VDC wall wort and it is causing unstable activity with my project. USB filtered power is fine. Thanx!
  13. Best supplies recommendations

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Can anyone recommend on a cheap Halloween party supply store? Thanks
  14. Mechanical: Help! My wiper motors are getting hot

    Halloween Props
    This is the first year i am using wiper motors. I have one in a breathing grave. It is made of 2x4 and plywood. The motor is in the same area as the power supply. the power supply is an old computer supply. I have a stone on top of the area where the motor and power supply are mounted. It...
  15. Other: Wiper motor help

    Halloween Props
    Okay so another person posted recently that they were having some issues with their motor not working right while hooked up to their power supply. I am having the same problem. The motor shaft turns when hooked up, but turns very slowly and more of a jerking than an actual turning. I just...
  16. Mechanical: stuttering motor

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone ever come across an odd mechanical stuttering of their prop motor? In this video you can see my 12volt wiper motor stuttering. It will do this every so often. I see this stuttering with a 6.6 volt 2.5 amp power supply as well as a 12volt 2 amp power supply attached. If I give the...
  17. Mechanical: Spirit werewolf

    Halloween Props
    I was in my local Spirit for the first time today. They had an animated werewolf from last year that had no sound nor power supply. Marked down from 199 to 99 dollars which from the looks of its construction is probably 10 times what it cost to make in China. Still iot looks to have a standard...
  18. Other: Power Supply Question

    Halloween Props
    Not a very sexy topic and I know everybody is busy but -- I use multi channel 12V Regulated Distributed Power Supplies (like for CCTV) to power my props so essentialy I have a dedicated power supply for each prop. Is there any advantage or disadvantage between using dedicated individual power...
  19. Pneumatic: Prop Supply Sources

    Halloween Props
    Hi all, I'm new to prop building and am prepping to make a ground breaker. Before I start ordering parts, I thought it'd be a good idea to come ask the pro's here where they get there parts from (controllers, pneumatic cylinders, solenoids, etc.)? It seems to me that all the sites I've been to...
  20. Electronic/Software: Animated props bought in the US to use in the UK

    Halloween Props
    Hi all I am interested in buying a prop I've had my eye on from a US store to be used in the UK. Given the differences in electrical systems, I'm after some advice. I've had a look on the website for this prop and on the actual prop instructions, it states that the UL power adaptor has an input...