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I have already built my monster in the box but i would like some kind of sound such as a growl so be heard when the box is activated. So my question is
how can i activate the growl sound fairly cheaply and pretty easily too.

Thanks :D
 

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How are you activating the motion? Are you using any type of controller?
 

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not quite sure yet, i thought that i would sort out how to activate the sound and decide from there. :D
 

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I suggest you consider the Pico Boo 104 or 105 from fright ideas they may be a bit more then you want to spend but are well worth it, easy to program the animations and sounds.

http://www.frightideas.com/controllers.html

or you might try the Monster Guts controller it has multiple sound option I don't have any direct experience with it but it has gotten some good feedback on here.
 

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Yes the PIco boo 105 is really simple to use and with sound built right in! The cost is up there but considering you dont have to get a seperate sound board.... its not too bad a price. We have 3 and I would like to have 1-2 more! Especially now that they have an amp built right in.
 

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i've had a look and i think i'm gonna try and get the monster guts controller

thanks for the help guys :D :D
 

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You can always take the easy route. Get a outdoor light with a motion sensor. Screw in a plug adapter into the socket and run a cd player and lights off of that plug.
 

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You know I was just thinking today, I need to post a neat discovery that would work great for this. I try to offer any awsome tips on here as they have let me plug my voice over services.

As some of the posts above mentioned, the easiest and best way to do it, is with the pica boos, and with the amp incuded, it does everything with 1 little box, you can get this for under 150 with the step pad. Works everytime flawlessly.

Here is what I found. You can use the motion sensor. I have been getting those 4 outlest boxes and putting the motion head in the top hole and a power cord out the bottom. That way you are more complient with the codes as all your connections are inside the box. Or you can use the screw in socket hooked into a power strip. You then can hook lights to it. but how do you get the sound to start and go off? Well you get an mp3 player/cd/tape and either hook a relay between the audio feed to your amp, or this real cool and easy thing I found at Spencers is what they call a party to go box I think. It is like a guitar amp, but for an ipod. It has the amp and speaker together in 1 box, about 15 watts, but plenty loud. They had an original price of around 130 bucks on these...ouch, but they were clearing them out for about 40 bucks each. There were 3 left, I got 2 and the guy said if I bought the last one, he would sell them for 30 bucks each, so I got all 3. I tried using a guitar amp to power up, but it took it like 3 seconds to power up, but these babys power right up. So you would have the mp3 continously sending sound to this thing looped and then the sound just comes on and off with everything on the power strip that is pluged into the motion sensor. No special wiring or anything. The only downfall is the sound will not start at a certain point. When the amp is turned on it just turns the sound on in progress. This works fine for something like a scream over and over, or in my case the sound off a car reving and horn over and over, or my electric chair, which is just electric sounds and screaming, so when it kicks in it really does not matter. But if it is something saying dialog, or lets say a scare sound like a train horn that needs to start at the beginning it might not work for you. But a monster roar repeating would probably work. Sorry for typos and spelling. I am lazy and it is late. Hope you get something out of this. There are some tuturials on hacking the motion lights on here somewhere.
 

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You can go to Radio Shack and get one of these: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102855. Follow the directions at the bottom of the page here: http://wolfstone.halloweenhost.com/HalloweenTech/audrec_RecordableSoundBox.html. Plug it into a pair of speakers like this! http://www.radioshack.com/product/i...=2032061&s=A-StorePrice-RSK&parentPage=search . you'll need one of these to trigger it: http://www.hauntmasterproducts.com/12.html
Should cost no more than 50.00. I can help if you need it. http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/3755/sound001mi2.jpg..http://img181.imageshack.us/f/tmp1322zs7.jpg/
 

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I have 2 Nerve Centers and they work great. It has a built in amp, so you can use cheap powerless computer speakers. You'll also need a trigger of some kind. I use break beams with mine, but you can use a pressure mat or PIR. I wouldn't recommend a PIR.
 

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If you are using PIRs outdoors; smog, leaves, wind, just about anything will set it off. If it's indoors it will probably be OK.
 
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