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I will show you mine if you show me yours.

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No that’s not what I am talking about. What I am referring to is my Halloween prop control center. I live in the Arizona desert and we do not have lawns in our front yards. What we do have is a lot of rocks and very hard dirt.

That makes for some very difficult Halloween setup. So I have been working on this setup for a number of months.

The first picture show the control box without doors, you can see a number of shelf with different components. Each following pic moves down the inside of the control box.

Things of interest.

Keyboard with six switches above.
Two computers with KVM switch.
Six K74 boards
Six plugs on the outside / Wiring to the plugs outside
Orange wire below the plug, this will plug into a 220V line that will be split into two 110V circuits.
Outer wrap for power lines.
Black (Snake) (Thanks Randy for the name)) Prop power line.
The back of the box without doors.

More to come.

Thx PMT
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This is impressive. I thought about doing this when I first started haunting. Many, many haunters and techy-guys discouraged me from doing it. Their reasoning was that it's better to have each individual prop/system separate from a main controller or computer. If the controller/computer shuts down or has a problem- the entire show is down. On the flip side- if a prop shuts down, at least all the other props/display are still up and running for the night.

What's your thoughts on this approach?
 

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Hey propmaster-
This looks AWESOME. I'm really confused tho- I don't suppose you'd mind telling us what props you're running, with what hardware? What are those 6 boards used for? How many props use VSA? Seems like you got a TON of animatronics running!

Also- do you have a main power cable coming IN to the system?

Thanks for the help- this just looks awesome.
 

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PropMaster- I'd LOVE to see pics of your display, both at night and day time shots. Any chance you'd post so we can see what all this is going towards?

I'm in process of severely changing my display to more of a 'show' next year- and this thread, and your setup will be extremely helpful!
 
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