The most important question! Do you build the elements that go into your haunt, and/or want to learn more about building props? Oh, and if you choose no, we're going to have to delete you.
How long have you been haunting:
Too long to mention!
Your haunt comprises...?
Your haunt - Do you prefer?
Tell us a little about your haunt..
It's a Halloween display I've been doing for 25 years now, It's in my front yard, I put it up October 1st. I have a electric chair, guillotine, tombstones, fog machines. I REALLY want to learn about using motors and pneumatics. None of my props move and I'd like to change that.
When it comes to props/decorations in your haunt, would you say you are:
A crafter that makes everything from scratch
Which statement comes closest to describing your haunt's attitude toward kids?
geared toward older kids with a certain amount of gore/scare
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Welcome to the Garage Steve. Spyder pretty much covered your question. the only other thing I would suggest is that MonsterGuts has power units and splitters that make using Wiper motors EASY. They also have motors. Give them a Look see. I have several of them and I have never been disappointed.
I saw your question on wiper motors. Walwarts are great to run them. Just in case you don't know, Walwart are those big sguare plugs that come with video games, phones...etc, they look like a wart on your wall. There is a description of the power they have on it somewhere. You want it to be 12v, there is also a number with the letters MA in front of it, the higher that number the faster the motor will run, of course the lower the slower it goes.
Hope that helps. Walmart also sells them with a switch to raise or lower the MA.
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You can, and it will be very dramatic, but I strongly advise against it. Wiper motors are DC creatures, not AC. You want a power supply that outputs DC, at a decent amperage (at least over 2 amps) as wiper motors can be hungry beasts. 12V DC will run your motor at full speed, but for slower animations try a lower voltage, or better yet, variable power supply.
As an added note on amps required, the more torque load on the motor, the higher the load on its power requirements. A mech that is well thought out and places little load on the motor will be happy with a lower amp rated power supply.