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A while back i came across a posting of a PVC spider. The legs are made out of PVC pipe and the face was one of those trick or treat jack-olanterns that we used for candy. I cannot remember what was the body was...

I have been looking for the post again to see how it was done. Does anyone remember this? if so do you know the post or have pics?

 

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Bingo! Thats just what i was after. Thanks a bunch!!

Christmas is not even here yet and i am already planning Halloween :)

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On 12/24/2016 at 9:18 PM, gsmith37064 said:

Does anyone know of semi clear pvc pipe? I would like to put pixel strips inside to light up the legs and belly.

there are two options for this, I have found a few places online that sell clear PVC (kind of expensive) but I have used the clear florescent light covers myself and they are only a dollar or two apiece.  Check those out in the lighting department of your local Lowe's/HomeDepot/Menards et al.

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Pex tubing will be used for the legs. pixel strips will go inside to make them glow. My goal is to make the legs work much like a leaping arch would for Christmas.

So now I am looking at getting a servodog and a servo to make the head move back and forth. I still cant find an easy way to do the fog machine though. I see the DMX ones but not sure if they plug into the pixel controller like a light strip would.

 

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PEX is MUCH better than PVC if you are lighting it from the inside. Although the PVC looks white, it makes a large yellow shift when illuminated from the inside. PEX causes very little color shift. The PVC also attenuates the light a lot more than a similar thickness of PVC.



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Just now, gsmith37064 said:

Pex tubing will be used for the legs. pixel strips will go inside to make them glow. My goal is to make the legs work much like a leaping arch would for Christmas.

So now I am looking at getting a servodog and a servo to make the head move back and forth. I still cant find an easy way to do the fog machine though. I see the DMX ones but not sure if they plug into the pixel controller like a light strip would.

 

Greg

For the fog machine a cheap method I use (when I use it)

Duct tape the trigger and connect it to a timer. Remember to test to see the amount of time it takes for it to warm up and at that delay to your sequence.

Halloween 2015 I didn't use a timer, I just let it run with the trigger duct taped and zip tied.

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I may be wrong but I think if you want to control DMX devices LOR has a separate controller for that, I don't think the AlphaPix will work.  I have had a lot of success with the relay off a trraditional LOR controller.

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The AlphixPix16 has 3 channels for DMX devices so I am thinking i could go this route. I have a couple emails out to vendors that sale DMX foggers to understand what kind of connector they use.

I can't go with a normal fogger unless i purchase a standard controller. I am all RGB so DMX is the route i am looking for.

I think this spider will be awesome if i can figure out the smoke :)

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