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  1. Electronic/Software: Our singing grim reaper

    Halloween Props
    This is quite an old test pattern we made to test the motion and audio syncing for our 3-axis skull. There's a custom PCB running the 4 servos inside the head and a VB6 program which plays the sound and sends commands to the PCB over RS485. We took plenty of pictures of the build process Grim...
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  3. Arkham Asylum 2019 (Party Decorations)

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So, I finally decided to pull the trigger and have a Halloween party. I've always wanted to, but I live alone and am self conscious about the cleanliness of my house. I decided "life's too short [redacted] it!" I'm a huge Batman fan both metaphorically and literally (too many carbs) so I...
  4. Laser Swamp Effect for $3.00

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is a laser swamp test that I put together using a green laser pointer that I bought on Ebay for around $2 mixed with a "line" laser lens that I got from a red line laser module (also on Ebay) for 58 cents. in the future I will probably try to see what adding mirrors will do to amplify the...
  5. Electronic/Software: Budget Motion detector with timer? Audio?

    Halloween Props
    Don't want to buy an expensive control box. I have bought a few outdoor motion lights before and wired them to plug in the wall, using the light sockets to plug props. But is there another way, just as cheap, to have a motion detection device and an accurate timer? The motion light I made...
  6. Animatronic Eye Mechanism

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi all, longtime haunter first time post: This is a quick eye movement test I did of some eyes I made (these were a junk pair that I had used for a sculpting blank). The actual mechanism is made from 2 old servos, some baling wire and a home depot paint stick. It is just a test but as you see I...
  7. Other: Need advice working the Webcaster (air compressor version) to make realistic webs

    Halloween Props
    I'm new to the webcaster spiderweb maker, and just got it out today to test and Ah... there's a learning curve with this tool and I'll need a lot more practice to get good at it. Any advice you guys can give me that you wish you had when starting out would be nice and the finer points. BTW: I...
  8. Static: Great Stuff Foam on a balloon?

    Halloween Props
    Hello master prop makers.... Has anyone ever tried to spray great stuff expansion foam on an inflated balloon? I am wondering if it will pop the balloon or will it hold it's shape until it hardens? I meant to test this outside but the temps have dropped and snow is in the forecast for the...
  9. Electronic/Software: Atmos Fx Unliving Portrait test project*

    Halloween Props
    Here's my unliving portrait from Atmos fx I'm going to make 3 so they can interact with each other.
  10. Spooky Circus test make up

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Hello everyone. Long time lurker, first time thread starter. This year we are planning a dark carnival theme for the front of my house. the whole family are getting involved this year which i'm super happy about. My wife wanted to try out a test make up on my 12yr Niece. I felt it looked so...
  11. Other: Look at this glow in the dark epoxy!

    Halloween Props
    I am going to have to get some to test out but, oh, the possibilities! https://maverickcomposites.com/product/glopoxy/
  12. Test Corn Maze - Fox Hollow Farms, FL

    Haunts, Gatherings and Conventions
    I figured I'd start a thread for our upcoming test corn maze that will be planted soon. This will be the first time we will be doing a corn maze, and we figured that 2018 would be a good a time as any to get started. Our farm isn't a year old yet and we have a ton of other non-Halloween related...
  13. Electronic/Software: Holy Crap, My arm moves!!!

    Halloween Props
    Here's a video of a quick test of my prototype arm servo in action:
  14. Other: new prop controller

    Halloween Props
    I treated myself to a new prop controller. Merry Christmas to me! 16 sets (one to scare and one to reset) of push button controlled 12VDC or 24VDC triggers. It may be the coolest looking one on the block. Over 250 feet of wire crammed into that box. See the amazing test video of lights turning...
  15. Electronic/Software: Weatherproofing? How do you do it, here's what I did.

    Halloween Props
    Two days after I set everything up we had a nice rainstorm come through. 3 inches in an hour. While I think my animatronics might shed the water OK I wasn't willing to test this with Halloween just a week out. So I covered all the heads with plastic grocery sacks. I guess I could seal the...
  16. Fog: Ground Fogger so Little Fog !

    Halloween Props
    So I pull out my Ground Fogger and test. Guess what very little fog is coming out. It runs so cut to the chase. Can I attempt to flush the lines and with what. Fog cleaner ? Distilled water ? Vinegar and water mix ? I know there are other posts but I figure I'd start this one for this year. Lets...
  17. Atmosphere Effects: Midnight Gardener- Functional Test Video

    Halloween Props
    Sharing a video of the functional test of the 'Midnight Gardener' for this year's display:
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  19. Fog: Fog machine advice

    Halloween Props
    My Chauvet 1301 and Froggys Fog swamp juice just arrived and I just finished my 32 gallon trash can chiller, my question is...I want to do a test run with both the fog machine and chiller and I am wondering how much juice is needed to do a test run, or can I just fill the tank up and just leave...
  20. Electronic/Software: Mp4 file

    Halloween Props
    Would anyone happen to have an MP4 file of singing pumpkins that they would be willing to share? I would like to test out an experiment.