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  1. Halloween Garage Sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    We will be having a Halloween Garage sale at our home in Dearborn Heights Michigan next weekend starting on Friday the 31st of May and continuing through Sunday. I believe it is safe to say that there will be well over 100 items as we try to get into our garage this summer. Items included...
  2. Pneumatic: PIR sensor on a picoboo

    Halloween Props
    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...
  3. Face Changer - with tag for sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I have spent years on this site lurking through the many posts, yet never joined. A few years ago after a move I stored my entire Halloween collection in hopes that I would once again set it up, unfortunately that will not be happening so I have decided to start selling of my many props and...
  4. Lighting: candle help and ideas

    Halloween Props
    I recently had a conversation with a friend that works at a custom lighting company. Some of her lamps have plastic candles. She has been throwing away the extra ones. She just gave me my first batch of the leftover candles. They already have factory candle wax drips on them. They also come with...
  5. FS: Frightprops Pop Blaster + PicoBoo ONE controller + motion sensor

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    his is a great scare in a place where guests feel "safe" - startles them every time! $410 new - why buy new? Excellent condition - easy to program - works great! Needs an air compressor. Posting it cheaper here than on ebay (but it is listed there too) - $275 + shipping
  6. Lighting: Edgar Allan Poe Projection

    Halloween Props
    Last Halloween I created this animation of a bust of Poe reciting "The Raven" I never used it. I was going to project it into a graveyard and have Poe appear and talk, a-la the Haunted Mansion Singing Busts. If anyone here wants to use it, please be my guest. you can copy and use it free from...
  7. Professional haunt props for sale and animatronics.

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I have a custom stitch body prop from ghost ride productions paid $980 had them made him to sit.. he has tons of details and staples they used on his chest $725. Next is a unit 70 crawler prop she is new never used asking $675. I hsve a used krazy kristen works grest asking $1400. Pick up only...
  8. SMT LED removed and replaced with... ?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I have a vape lighter I'm repurposing, and it has two surface mount LEDs that indicate two of its operating conditions. One LED indicates ready to light, the second lights when the coil is being powered. I don't need either LEDs and want to simply remove them, but not knowing the circuitry, I'm...
  9. Scene Setter -- Police Line Up - Photo Op

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    One year when I was thinking about doing a murder scene theme for my haunt (and know some of you plan for murder mystery parties so posting here as a result), I was looking at different ready-made police line up scene setters to use. Kind of hate spending a lot of money on stuff like this for...
  10. Electronic/Software: My Squawker Parrot for 2019

    Halloween Props
    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...
  11. My Halloween Stalkaround 2018

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    This is my first attempt at posting photos here. This is my stalkaround costume for 2018. I’ll attempt to upload more photos if this works!
  12. Electronic/Software: Tekky Light Switchplate animated Throw Switch prop

    Halloween Props
    Bought this Tekky Toys prop from Party City and just got it today. Great look and like it a lot. I know people are always looking for this type of thing for their mad lab displays without having to try to locate something like it to DIY. I had a halloween prop throw switch from several years...
  13. Fog: Fog machine wiring diagram

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I'm trying to build a new trigger (timer and/or motion detector) for my small fog machine (110vac). It initially had a wireless trigger device which plugged into a 3-conductor connector at the rear of the machine. The device has failed. I've been looking at the schematic for a while...
  14. Greetings Mortals!

    Member Introduction
    Hi everyone! I created my first decoration display this year (a Halloween themed gingerbread house ruled by cats, because why not) and had a FANTASTIC time making everything! It's truly addicting and I'm already working on next year's theme- Pirates of the Caribbean. It has also inspired me to...
  15. Other: Barnyard nitemares

    Halloween Props
    We opened the haunt to the public last weekend (Friday,Saturday Sunday) for the first time. Some may recall that it was open for a party 2 years ago and then sat last year due to other commitments of the owner. Here's a video taken on Saturday night. This was later in the evening when a couple...
  16. Static: Stick on window vinyl for rear projection ?

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys I seen a post here about window projector material but I don't want to use a sheet. Also someone said NOT to use a frosted material. Im thinking of a white translucent vinyl, would that work and does anyone have some links to amazon for brands they have tested. I hate the effect the...
  17. Mechanical: PIR Sensor How-To - NEED HELP

    Halloween Props
    Hi all. Ordered 2 smaller animated props from Spirit Halloween and one came today, the leaping spider. Works great and will definitely scare but the issue I have is that the motion sensor doesn't work that well if at all, and need a simple PIR sensor that works with the hookup on the prop. I...
  18. Hello from Alberta, Canada!

    Member Introduction
    Been lurking here for awhile and decided to sign up so I could maybe post some of my stuff for Halloween. Been doing yearly haunts now with about half a dozen animatronics. I never seem to leave myself enough time to do the custom builds but it all works out in the end and the kids love it. Will...
  19. Mechanical: Gemmy Monster Head Repair

    Halloween Props
    Yesterday I bought a gemmy monster off CL. The last owner most of tried to fix the head because its all moved around inside. I got it home and nothing in the head works now. I have no idea on what to do or how to fix it. Can anyone help?
  20. $20 off $50 Michael's One Day Only! (works on sale items)

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Today (10/9/2018) only Michael's is running a promotion for $20 off your online purchase of $50 or more when you choose to pick up in store. It does work on sale items! Code is: 50BOPIS20W
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