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  1. Pneumatic: PIR sensor on a picoboo

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    I bought a PIR sensor from Ebay/aliexpress, comes with 3 wires : brown, blue and red now i want to connect it to my Picoboo FI-104S for it to activate when this is movement but i can't figure out how to connect and make it works. I have tried connecting all 3 wires in all possible ways of the...
  2. Lighting: Solar versus Low voltage

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    Currently most of my lighting is driven by low voltage power or by 110 AC. However I was wondering if anyone has tried using mostly solar lights. I see advantages and disadvantages of each but I wanted to start a discussion. Powering the lights with Low voltage or AC requires many more wires...
  3. Flicker Circuit by Death Lord

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    By using an extension cord as the basis of this project it not only allows you to plug any light into it, but more importantly the extension cord give you the ability to plug two lamps (bulbs) into the cord. I use two 25 watt bulbs (red or red and yellow?) and a 5A fuse. Total construction time...
  4. Electronic/Software: Simple Circuit Board For Random Movement

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    I need help from all you electronics gurus out there. Here's my problem: I want to build a spider prop, based on this spider The abdomen of the prop will be about 6 to 8 inches in diameter. The front and rear legs will be about 12 to 16 inches long, and the side legs will be proportionately...
  5. Electronic/Software: My Squawker Parrot for 2019

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    First Prop done! Probably going to get some better audio but that's my first attempt to create parrot talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOulBrC7AoQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVNiWc-j2_g It's a Hasbro Squawkers McCaw FurReal Friends parrot. You can buy them on Ebay. Just make sure...
  6. Lighting: LED Lighting Question - PSU, LED Driver

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    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...
  7. Prop Showcase: Electric Chair

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    Will post pics of the chair as I make progress with it. Here are a couple of tea canister transformers, one for each side. It's amazing how a little grey paint pulls it all together. Just need to add wires and an amber beacon light to the underside of both of them.
  8. Electronic/Software: Need help: Morbid Face Ripper Clown

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    I recently acquired a Morbid face ripper clown at a fair price but the sound doesn’t work. After a quick inspection I noticed several blue wires leading from the circuit board to the speakers and one of the blue wires was detached. Can someone provide a picture of the square circuit board so I...
  9. Swinging witch motion sensor not working

    General Halloween
    Hello does anyone know ho to fix this issue or is it toast the wires at both ends are connected
  10. 6'2 Freddy Krueger statue

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello everyone. My name is Andrew and I have a tall Freddy Krueger statue I got years ago from the store called Spencers. The item is not made anymore and no parts are available. Recently while on the front porch the statue fell backwards and his head fell off. The problem is all 4 wires got...
  11. Electronic/Software: What is this for?

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    I opened up my laughing skull to see if I could get it to trigger - I found a small disk that is NOT the speaker that has 2 wires coming from it - what the heck is this? and can I cut it out and splice these 2 wires together to keep it working? I tried one before and it did nothing - Thanks in...
  12. Other: Wiper motor help

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    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...
  13. Electronic/Software: How to park a motor with an Arduino?

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    Not too long ago I posted about using an Arduino to engage the park feature on a frightprops wiper motor for my sitting "zombie" prop. Well luckly all the parts shipped in from China rather quickly! Now that I'm sitting down to program I realize that I have no idea how to make the motor park. I...
  14. Mechanical: Gemmy Witch and cauldron wiring diagram...

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    Hey fellow haunters. Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been haunting my yard for about 10 years and we add something every year. Last year we added a 9 foot stalkabout. We project an animated pumpkin from Imagineering from inside the garage that talks to the kids and gives out the...
  15. Led spot lights

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    Hey guys I think I saw the post here about how to turn led mini flashlights into mini spot lights with taking the battery's out of flash lights and hooking wires up to power the lights. If anyone knows how this is done or has the link will be appreciated
  16. Spirit halloween jumoing zombie

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    Spirit halloween jumping zombie Anyone have this prop.. working or not I have a loose wire on electronic board.. I just need a picture of the board to see where all the wires are connected dr zombie does not know squat
  17. Electronic/Software: DC motor control question

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    I have a Gemmy type butler prop that someone gave me. The control board has been fried by the use of the wrong power supply (by the previous owner!!). I have isolated the wires to each motor and they all seem to function properly. Head turns left, reverse the wires the head turns right. My...
  18. Details You Started Obsessing About as a Haunter?

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    Over the years I've found myself picking something each year that I was okay with before, but now I can't stand. One year it was theme, another it was lighting, then it was "how can I get more stuff on the house so it feels like part of the haunt and not a house?" This year it's wires. In the...
  19. Electronic/Software: Spirit Try it Now Trigger Headaches

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    I just got this Live Wires prop at my local Spirit store http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/2-5-ft-live-wires-decorations/106361.uts?keyword=wires&thumbnailIndex=1&Search=Find+It I also got a Spirit Step Here pad, which it turns out uses a diff plug than the Try it Now button uses on this...
  20. Pneumatic: solenoid wiring help

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    Hi all, I been trying to find my bookmark for the thread on this, maybe someone has it or can help ...... I have two new solenoids valves that I have not used before. It is from an Industrial supply company and the power part of it does not have any wires sticking out of it. It has a black...
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