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JF1993

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About JF1993

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  • Birthday 10/14/1993

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    Dixon, IL
  • Occupation
    Onsite Woodwork

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  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    I've always liked celebrating the holidays, in fact "The Nightmare Before Christmas" was one of my favorite movies as a child. Growing up my parents always made the trip to East Peoria's Festival of Lights, and I believe that's what inspired me the most. A few days before Christmas of 2011 my dad spotted a giant display in Elburn Illinois, and that's when I asked for a light o rama controller for my Christmas present.
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Halloween

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    5.2.4
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    Advanced
  1. Hi everyone, I've been working on a new project. I'm creating a talking skeleton for the backseat of my car. Anyway with the project aside, does anyone know if there's a way to use a microphone or some sort of audio input to control the motion of a servo motor? If not I'm not worried about it, but definitely throw some ideas out here if you have any. Thank you
  2. After doing a little bit of digging I found a solution to my question. Hopefully this helps anyone else who's having similar issues http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/22161-servo-dog-power/
  3. I'm still fairly new to the servodog, but I've been reading the manual over and over and I'm learning as I go. I have a question that I figured someone would be able to help me with here. Do you need two power supplies in order to run the servodog controller? (1 for the board itself and 1 for the servos) Or can you just run everything on one power supply? And what terminals do I need to hook up the positive and negative power cords? Like I said before I'm still pretty new to this servodog game and any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you, Jacob
  4. I know Halloween is getting closer every day, but I ran into a question. I figured somebody with animatronic expertise could help me on this one. Okay so anyone know where you can still buy 3 axis skull kits? And are there any that don't include the skull? I'm in the process of making an animatronic Jack Skellington, but am a little lost on where to buy the supplies for the head motions. I'm making the head right now, so I guess even if I can't get the animatronics done in time I'll still have the rest of the prop ready for Halloween. Any help is very much appreciated. Thank you
  5. If only they had something a little more like this. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/House_on_the_Rock_self-playing_musical_instruments.jpg
  6. Ok, so let's say I go with Randy's suggestion and use the HS-645MG servos. I'm posting a link to the product on sevocity's website below. Now how do you know how many ma each servo uses? Is it just the current drain listed on the website? P.S. Thanks for all the input on servos guys. http://www.servocity.com/html/hs-645mg_ultra_torque.html#.U39VafldWul
  7. I know I've posted about wanting to get into building animatronics, but this year might just be the year for it. I have a couple of questions before making any major decisions though. From what I've read the servo dog seems to be fairly easy, but does it come with a power cord? If not where would I find one that will work with the servo dog controller? Also is there anyway to split the signal coming from the servo dog, so you can set up multiple servos on one channel? I'm really excited about getting started with this, and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jacob
  8. I know I'm not really willing to spend $5,500.00 all on one thing, but does anyone know if this is a programmable device. What I mean is if you have sheet music would you be able to program the chimes to ring to the music, or is it just a stand alone device.
  9. Awesome job! I've been wanting to make one of these for a long time now, but haven't had the time. Would you be willing to post a tutorial of how you made this?
  10. Owl City - The Tip of the Iceberg Yeah Yeah Yeahs - All I Want For Christmas John Williams - Home Alone Theme I almost forgot to post the videos from this year lol. Enjoy
  11. Sorry I haven't been on the fourms in a long time now. Greg, I would love to see your leaping reindeer when you get them all up and running. I also want to wish you good luck on your lightshow. As a status update I've been stalling on this project, but so far I have 4 of the 12 total reindeer I need to make before the season starts. I should probably get back to programing as well considering I'm falling behind on this sort of thing. In the meantime I will have to get some photos of the reindeer I have so far, but they're starting to look awesome. Jacob
  12. They actually worked out very well. You might be able to see how they turned out in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ajl5MHX7uY.
  13. We actually used florescent blue spray paint, and the body is made of a styrofoam head, cheesecloth, and wire coat hangers. Oh and the eyes are made of acorns.
  14. It was just the camera picking up the light in a weird way. I went with two LED spotlights that somewhat function as blacklights (it honestly looks much better in person), but to answer your question I actually didn't use a fluorescent black light this year. Anyway here's a picture of the flying crank ghost up close. Photo 1 Photo 2 There is some partially transparent, but close up video footage of the ghost at the beginning of Ghostbusters if you'd like to see it in action. Happy Halloween
  15. I had a few other sequences that didn't quite make it this season, but five isn't a bad number. Enjoy! Ghostbusters Call of the Zombie Breakfast Machine Dead Man's Party Vampire Hunters
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