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I'm going to build a "Monster in a box" prop this year. Actually it will be a "Monster in a Coffin" but the effect will be similar. I want to use the prop controller from Monster Guts in my title. I don't want the controller however to be triggered, but to run continuously on a loop.

Fright Props has a PicoBoo controller that has similar functions but I don't believe it has the knob controller to adjust the speed and direction of the motor. The PicoBoo says in the directions that you can put a piece wire in the - and the IN trigger pins to run it continuously. Does the Monster Guts controller work the same? I emailed Monster Guts with this question but have not heard back.

Just wondering if anyone has this controller and has been able to do this.

This video shows how the controller can be used in this type of prop, but doesn't say if he runs it on a loop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKgKlzaLFMQ.

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You can run the Monster Guts board on a loop. It has a trigger input but you just use a wire to jumper the LO trigger input to the GND terminal then it will just continually loop. In the video you can see that this is exactly what they have done.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I didn't even notice the wire in the video. Will this controller also control lights to come on and off when the motor turns? I guess if it doesn't I can get the controller J-Man suggested.
 

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Personally I’m a big boo box fan. I love the ease and accuracy it has. I run a larger boobox and then run numerous props off of one saving the cost of an Individual controller per prop.
 

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Yes, the PMW can be set to loop with a single jumper wire between two of the contacts used to hook up a motion sensor. Hit record, play with the potentiometer (fast, slow, pause, forward, backward, etc) to your heart's content, hit the record button again, and you're good to go for a continuous loop of whatever you just recorded. Look at my MIB video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKgKlzaLFMQ At the 7:30 mark, you'll see where the jumper wire should go.
 

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Yes, the PMW can be set to loop with a single jumper wire between two of the contacts used to hook up a motion sensor. Hit record, play with the potentiometer (fast, slow, pause, forward, backward, etc) to your heart's content, hit the record button again, and you're good to go for a continuous loop of whatever you just recorded. Look at my MIB video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKgKlzaLFMQ At the 7:30 mark, you'll see where the jumper wire should go.
Thank you! Great tutorial. Can't wait to try it out.:)
 
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