* How To Make bright green fire | Wonder How To — cool looking, i wonder how toxic this is * Cheap ambient lighting with rope lights. Cool idea, my mausoleum could use this * simple DMX controller. I went […]
* Automate Your Home – Wired How-To Wiki — some solutions to try here, some mac solutions * home automation app for the iphone coming…
Perceptive Automation Releases Indigo 3.0, Mac OS X Home Control Server | eHomeUpgrade — I’m going to need an X10/zwave control program for the mac for future halloweens, perhaps this one.
Electric Motors for Props – Bride of Power Pack – Halloween Prop Building Supplies For The Home Haunter – Monster Guts
Electric Motors for Props – Bride of Power Pack – Halloween Prop Building Supplies For The Home Haunter – Monster Guts — new product from these guys for halloween, a variable speed power controller for wiper motors. pretty useful and […]
Midi Madness — some wildly cool devices here that I would never use.
1-Wire Devices – Maxim — interesting low cost control wiring and protocol. Maybe useful for halloween projects. Via Wes Felter
I still have a few old crufty X10 devices I control at Halloween time. I am seeing a lot of Zigbee and Zwave products and think I need to move on for next Halloween. Just a couple examples: * eHomeUpgrade […]
* Outdoor Garden Statues – Decor — some resin statuary up here that would be good in a graveyard setting * Inflatable Hearse — a little too cheesy maybe. but cool. * MAKE special halloween edition — ordered * Servo-Center. […]
Found via Make, uC Hobby ? Blog Archive ? Free Electronics Hobby Software — a useful collection of resistor decoders, 555 timer info, schematic library links. Here’s some more free links at Freebyte including pcb layout software, pinout references, datasheets. […]
Geez it is may and I haven’t done crap for Halloween planning. The time to buy parts and build is rapidly approaching. Monster Guts sent me nice reminder spam, I might try some pressure mats this year.
Kurt pointed this out to me — EFX-TEK :: Prop-2 Controller — new version, more outputs, BS2 syntax. Looking good.
Spark Fun Electronics — an alternative to basic stamps, and the sparkfun website looks like a good vendor for various electronics thingies.
Q-Manager Audio Playback and Show Control Software — meant to try this out this year but never got around to it. Perhaps next…
Continuing to plug away on my halloween surround sound setup — A Little Ludwig Goes A Long Way: Halloween Surround Sound Status One awesomely great feature of the turtlebeach audioadvantage roadie is the headphone jack. You can use it simultaneously […]
A reader recommended this — Haunt Controller – Software for automating your haunt – holiday display – animatronics — PC software that interfaces with these kit74 relay boards. Looks kind of cool. I think it is too late for me […]
Feld Thoughts: Where Has BASIC Gone? — Feld and commenters participate in the discussion about BASIC. I’ve recently come back to BASIC, programming BASIC stamps for Halloween. I have to say, it is quite fun to be able to jump […]
* TCRG Links — bunches of suppliers and info sites * servo connector pin-out — i needed this this week
I’d never seen this before Creature Supply — records 4 minutes of firing events for 6 output lines, and then replays on receipt of an input trigger (IR, switchmat, etc). Seems useful.
MachineDesign.com: Right-sizing pneumatic motion systems — good breakdown of how to analyze pneumatic circuits, pointed out to me by the author.
Circuit Specialists Inc. – PowerSupply1 Single Output Switching Power Supplies