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  1. Halloween Props
    For those controller experts out there I have a 3-axis skull being driven by a lynxmotion SSC-32 and a routine ive programmed in VSA. Id like to turn this into a stamd alone prop so im looking for a controller i can load my VSA routine (with audio) into and ideally it could drive my SSC-32...
  2. Halloween Props
    I have a problem with VSA Error message part way through an act. It happens at diffrent times. This is the error message. An overlapped communications error was reported by windows during playback. Playback has been halted. Comunication to the Enttec was stopped and has to be reset or unpluged...
  3. Halloween Props
    Perhaps I'm crazy for thinking this way but, has anyone used VSA and DMX for thier haunt show control and slaved them to a MIDI system? I know anything is possible with big bucks but I don't have a major theme park type budget. I am acquiring a DMX based system (as budget allows) a little at a...
  4. Halloween Props
    Hi everyone, I finally got to hook up and play with a relay module I picked up a little while ago. This should be a nice clean solution, for those looking for DMX relay control. The module is from mdfly.com. It has (8) 10 Amp SPDT relays (has both normally open, and normally closed...
  5. Halloween Props
    Hey everyone. I am working on a pirate theme this year. I would like to have one or two of my 3 axis skulls singing "A Pirate's Life". I am still no VSA wizard. With that said, I was hoping to find the audio ready to use with VSA or the audio with an existing VSA routine that I can just modify...
  6. Halloween Props
    I'm using VSA with a Pololu Maestro Controller for my 3 axis skull. I keep having the same problem where my servo's start acting all erratic. I'm not sure if this is a power supply problem or what? All servo's are well within their movement limits. Nothing binding. Any ideas? Lindberg...
  7. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi all, Here's a video tutorial I made for assembling, hooking up, and animating an RGB LED spotlight using the Medusa DMX and VSA. The LED spotlight is based on a PCB I designed, and made publicly available at batchpcb. It's designed to support (3) 1-Watt 10mm LEDs you can purchase on...
  8. Halloween Props
    Hey everyone, Just wanted to share the makings of my latest prop. It's been a while since I actually made my own prop, rather than help out with someone else's display (I live in a condo), so it was fun getting back into the making spirit. I put this together to take to the Maker Faire in San...
  9. Blog
    Castle of Terra has been using a computer to serve as central command for the control over the pneumatic props in it. Over the years there have been many questions and answers on how this is done. Thought I'd put up a general tutorial on how to use a computer, software and DMX signaling to run...
  10. Halloween Props
    Hey all, I've gotten a few requests over the weekend from members wondering how to use the Medusa DMX to control their props. Hopefully this should help answer some questions. Here's a link to a pdf diagram showing how to connect a 3-axis skull with RGB eyes + a few pneumatic props + some...
  11. Halloween Props
    So, last year I used VSA and the SSC-32 card hooked up to the RAPU to control my Mr. Bones and the Gourditos. It worked wonderfully well. After Halloween, I purchased a few of the Chauvet ColorSplash Jr. lights and a DMX dimmer along with a Skulltronix Board of Chuckee card as I wanted to...
  12. Blog
    Okay! Here are the scene/prop design submissions for the Medusa DMX contest. Please leave a comment, and vote for your favorite submission! In the order of submission... dionicia I have always wanted to animate my Jack Skellington and also build an animated Oogey Boogey. I would use the...
  13. Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Ladies and germs, boys and ghouls!!! ...to celebrate the impending doom... I mean, haunt season 2010, I'm here to offer up a modest contest. Exorcise your creative creature-within, design the most frighteningly exciting scene, and win a Medusa DMX! The Contest Use your imagination...
  14. Halloween Props
    I would love to be able to control my props and lights etc with my computer and from what i've heard VSA is the best way to do it. I understand that VSA can control devices through dmx. Now what else do i need for this to work. Would it be as simple as hooking it up to a dmx relay board such...
  15. Announcements / Press Releases
    Got an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad? You can now take control of Helmsman with... Helmsman Remote! This application just received Apple approval so be the first to pick it up! Helmsman Remote will allow you to: - Start, Stop or Pause your VSA performance - Trigger predefined actions - Adjust...
  16. Halloween Props
    basically as the title says, what is VSA ? any help is greatly appreciated :D:D:D
  17. Halloween Props
    I put this together for the amusement of our visitors to this years party/haunted house. I doubt that Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Ginger Baker, or Eric Clapton would have seen this coming - even in thier most pharmaceutically induced nightmare.
  18. Halloween Props
    So, as some of you might know (from previous posts), I've been working on my "Mr. Bones and the Gourditos" for this year using an SSC32 board, VSA, and a newly purchased RAPU 5.0 (very cool!). One thing I found out (the hard way) is apparently I had the baud rate set in VSA to something...
  19. Halloween Props
    I am just getting my 3-axis skull up and running using VSA and the SSC-32 controller. However, I am seeing that when I have more than 2 servos running at the same time it seems to get overloaded and the routine starts to jerk and lose its place. I am running the SSC-32 and the servos from the...
  20. Halloween Props
    ok- I've got my 3 axis skull made, and IT'S ALIVE!!! MUHAAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!! I have a number of questions about the SOFTWARE for programming it. Unless you have a clean wave file, the WaveMotion Analysis really sucks as it moves the servos to every noise in the file. What's the easiest way to...
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