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My Better half is now addicted to LOR and having fun with it.
Check out her videos at :

This is Halloween:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=sjpflgkFjJw

Remains of the Day:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=bjF4PkiEzjg

Creature in the Tub:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HKR5ZWsCoiM

Bach:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=t8i72Vf0ISY

Sandy Claws:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=lalHJSMqLXg


Still playing with the Fog Machine idea with LOR. Hopefully, I will have time to add that for this year...

Thanks Dan and the crew at LOR for making LOR so easy to use...

-Evan

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Nice job. Now I may have to get more ideas and include something like it. Are the pumpkins the ones from a craft store that you can carve?

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Yes, we got the pumpkins from a local "Michael's" Store. They are just the plastic thin walled ones. Then we just carved the face on the front.

Cheers
Evan

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Really great stuff! My complements to you both. I've been thinking about expanding into Halloween, now I have something to shoot for.

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Nice job. I started out doing mostly Halloween but got burnt out from doing so much work for only one night a year, so I phased into Christmas. Videos like this make me want to get back into Halloween in a couple years.

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I made the mistake of showing my wife your videos, now I am doing a Halloween display.
She would like to have a few pumpkins similure to yours, what did you use to light them?

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Is there any chance of you sharing the lor sequencing and other related files? Want to try and get the same type of thing going but running out of time to sequence both halloween and christmas this year.... Darn this new hobby.... Maybe post to LORsequences.com or email?



Matt

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bauera2 wrote:

I made the mistake of showing my wife your videos, now I am doing a Halloween display.
She would like to have a few pumpkins similure to yours, what did you use to light them?


Too funny hey. It was my Wife that took on the sequencing herself and timing all of the songs. Got to love it when she shares in the uses of LOR.

Anyways. I used 1 Single C9 bulb in each of the bigger pumpkins. and 2 C7's in the smaller ones...

-Evan
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I hope you and your wife don't mind but I'm going to blantantly copy you! This looks great! And It's easy. I was trying to figure out exactly what I was going to do for this halloween. I wanted to break in my LOR and needed something simple to do! Thanks!

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smjosephrn wrote:

I hope you and your wife don't mind but I'm going to blantantly copy you! This looks great! And It's easy. I was trying to figure out exactly what I was going to do for this halloween. I wanted to break in my LOR and needed something simple to do! Thanks!

I don't mind. What would be cool is to see other videos of people using the sequences.
If you want the seq/music let me know.

-Evan
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smjosephrn wrote:

I hope you and your wife don't mind but I'm going to blantantly copy you! This looks great! And It's easy. I was trying to figure out exactly what I was going to do for this halloween. I wanted to break in my LOR and needed something simple to do! Thanks!


Ditto. Except...I've got fog machines.:)

With 10 pumpkins, that leaves me with 6 channels. I've got a couple of strobes light I though I'd try as lightning.

Thank your wife for the inspiration!
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NINtender,

How does your fog machines work with the LOR? How many do you use? I was thinking of a cemetary area of around 15x15 ft. Would one large fogger cover this area? Or should I plan on two.

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I don't acutally have them hooked up to the lightorama. Because of the way they generate fog, they always have an intermittent down time to regenerated

But....

The machines game with a simple push switch, but I found timers at a Party plus last year. They let you set the interval and duration of the fox, which allowed me to keep fog in the yard continually. There is another trick for good fog ... a fog chiller.

The first year, I made a container, put a "chamber" that ran through the middle, filled it with ice and blew the fox through. But it was extremely bulky, and I'm limited for storage.

Last year, I took a shoe box (Wife changes my daughters shoes like I change pants) cut 3 inch holes on both sides, then went to the market and bought dry ice. Break it up and put it in the shoe box, and the fog looks dense and more importantly, stays on ground, literally falling down any slopes.

I bought those medium size foggers last year at Walmart. They worked great. I think they were like $25 a piece. don't spend a lot, they all work the same. My first fogger was like $100 from a prophouse (no demand for them back then) and it lasted only a couple of years.

I looked at walmart's site, and I see they now bundle them with strobes and the timer switch. this it the size of mine. With a chiller, this one would create plenty of fog for that area. Just so you know, My grave yard is about the same size, and two produce more than enough. But...can you really have too much fog on the ground? :)

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Check out my Wife's site for the Fog Chiller.
http://boosandghouls.active.ws
We took an old cooler cut 2 holes in it used some chicken wire through the middle and pipe the fog through there. It works quite well actually.

I've got the LOR driving the Fog machine this year. Haven't had time to fully test it but, the electrics is done. I modified the switch with a relay and a 12 V Power supply. LOR Applies power to the 12 v source which turns the relay on and closes the switch to the fog machine.


I figure I'll sequence it with .30 seconds of ontime then let it regen for 2 min or something like that. Can't remember what the charge on the fog machine is...

Also plan on taking a couple of strobes and sequencing them alittle late together to try and get the lightenin effect.

Stay tuned.
-evan

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I like that idea. Since I have never seen the fog machines at work, I didn't know that they had the problem of rising. Low lying is what I want. I think I have an old Ice Chest laying around too! I just need to come up with a good idea for camoflaging it and I am set.

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I like the relay switch idea. Give's me ideas.....

Here's a link to a variety of methods using a chest

http://wolfstone.halloweenhost.com/Fog/fogchl_FogChiller69.html#DeathLord1997

I've anchored the link to what my original chiller looked like, as described by NWSanta. Whichever way you go, it's all about the chill. If you can afford it, use dry ice in there.

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  • 1 month later...

Hey all, Thanks to NW santa (and his wife) My 10 pumpkins are singing away. I finished sequencing Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show a couple of weeks ago and thought that those that are using the same idea could use it. You can get the music mp3 from here:

http://hyperfileshare.com/d/dea7a8ff

Video to soon follow...


Matt





Attached files Time Warp 3.lms

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NWSanta, here are some pictures at least, still havn't gotten a chance to work on the video yet.

Matt




Attached files 141475=8407-IMG_3051 (Small).jpg

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Too Cool!!! I love the variation from our Grandstand to you guys using Haybales. Great Idea!!!!

Cheers
Evan

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  • 8 months later...
halloweenqueen

I'm bumping this thread to thank NWSanta and his wife. I stumbled upon their pumpkins on youtube and was blown away! I do a large Halloween display every year and this is my big addition for 2008!

I just received my LOR 16 control package today! Hopefully some of your artistic talent will rub off on me!



Thanks for sharing! :)

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Yes, their video was great. I contacted them and we shared sequences. I can't thank them enough.

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I used some of their sequences last Halloween too. And sequenced my own stuff using their idea. Absolutely the hit of the block. I had some of my neighbors come over and surrender the decorating mantle to me. This year I will be expanding on the idea a bit more.

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halloweenqueen

Please share your ideas. I'm thinking about expanding my LOR past my pumpkins to include my spotlights, etc.

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