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This year I would like to create a walk through cemetery that is essentially a half circle with fencing on both sides of the walking path. Ideally I would like to have some pressure plates that animate/jump scare people as they walk plus there would be cords that I want to have protected. Has anyone built a cost effective walkway that can accommodate this type of setup? Looking for ideas that would be safe to prevent tripping and not break the bank...
 

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I tried to do that one year but it still created a tripping hazard. The following years after that, i've opted to IR sensors, lasers, and motion detectors. Each has their pro's and con's though.
 

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Motion detecting switches might be the best, easiest. Could you build a wooden boardwalk ? Put the switches under it, yet have very little "travel" for switch activation requirements? I have never done this, just a random idea........
 

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Thanks for these ideas. I would do the boardwalk if I could get cheap enough lumber from somewhere. I had thought about those Foam squares you use for the gym or garage and connecting them together permanently but fear they could still come apart and be a hazard. I am considering on burying a PVC pipe since the grass will repair itself.
 

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Hmmm...I just thought about cutting grass squares out, placing rubber square down, pressure plate, another square and then replace the grass...I think that might work? Any thoughts?
 

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Hmmm...I just thought about cutting grass squares out, placing rubber square down, pressure plate, another square and then replace the grass...I think that might work? Any thoughts?
Well that seems like a lot of work and the turf may be too heavy for step mats to function.
 
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