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  1. Electronic/Software: Singing Jack o'Lanterns

    Halloween Props
    Homemade browser-controlled singing jack o'lanterns built using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Falcon Pi Player, and Vixen: I made an Instructable describing how I built them here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Controlled-Singing-Animatronic-Jack-OLant/
  2. Electronic/Software: Vixen and SSC-32

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    I am looking to purchase a SSC-32 to operate a 3 axis skull with Vixen. I have seen stated that it will work with the Minissc plugin. Is anyone using this setup? I have been using Vixen for several years and would like to continue to do so. I have searched this forum and the DIYC forum and have...
  3. Electronic/Software: Help with Vixen and 8 channel Relay board

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    So I got this 8 channel relay board a few years ago from Carls Electronics: https://www.electronickits.com/parallel-port-relay-board-assembled-tested/ And following these direction from circuit basics I wired it in a similar fashion, with the only exception that I extended the hot (black)wire...
  4. Electronic/Software: Seeking advice on controlling multiple skulls

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    I've used two moving jaw skulls for years with two Scary Terry audio controllers driven from a common trigger and sometimes common audio source (separate left and right channels). Now I'm going to add a 3-axis skull and plan to use all three together, with the two jaw only skulls being the...
  5. Static: Gone Feral's 2001 Haunt

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    Here's a link to my new light show for 2011. I will have periods with atmospheric sounds and random lights fading in and out. Of course since I went to all the trouble of mking each bit by hand (including the controller and lights) I had to do some Halloween standards. Here is a test set up in...
  6. Andersonville Cemetery Halloween Light Show

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Here is the back story, a few years back, in an after-Christmas sale, I stumbled across a box entitled "Mr. Christmas - Lights and Sounds of Christmas", (hereafter LSC) retailing something like $70, I got it for $20. It's a basic package of pre-programmed Christas music and 6 outlets. You plug...
  7. New Addin for Vixen

    General Halloween
    I created a new AddIn today for Vixen, after watching the brilliant YouTube videos suggested at doityourselfchristmas.com. This Addin, Undimmer, marches through your sequence and will change cells that have an intensity below a threshold value to fully off, and those above to fully On. Why...
  8. Electronic/Software: Hacking Mr Christmas

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    Years back I bought a "Mr. Christmas' Lights and Sounds of Christmas" box (LSC), which is hardwired with several Christmas songs that turns lights on and off to the music. My desire is to do this with some Halloween songs. I plan on using the software Vixen to run the show. To this end, I found...