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The 300dB claim on that siren is obviously bunk (see scale below), so I wouldn't worry too much right now.

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You're definitely going to need to cut the volume on that siren. Hearing loss can start at and above 85 decibels with either long or repeated exposure. The louder the sound, the less time it takes to cause damage.
Yeah I'm sure I will and luckily it has a volume control and I can limit the volume through the fourbanger. Hopefully I don't go deaf during testing
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The 300dB claim on that siren is obviously bunk (see scale below), so I wouldn't worry too much right now.

Hmmm interesting. I'll try it out tonight hopefully!
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Oh, it could be fairly loud - just not 300dB.
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Top-notch prop, Dave!

I used an inexpensive pair of amplified PC speakers in conjunction with a Jensen amplified subwoofer,
http://wickedstone.com/Halloween/Html/crate_beast.htm
http://wickedstone.com/Halloween/Jpe...19_100_100.jpg
The guttural sound of the amplified subwoofer is perfect.

I used two 5-1/2" clamp lights with green incandescent bulbs to illuminate the beast before it sprung from the crate,
http://wickedstone.com/Halloween/Jpe...18_100_100.jpg
I used two strobe lights that illuminated the beast as it sprung from the crate,
http://wickedstone.com/Halloween/Jpe...20_100_100.jpg
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P.S. I'd only use LED bulbs given the violent nature of the box. Incandescent bulbs won't last. In hindsight, strobe lights may not be the best fit for this prop.
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P.S. I'd only use LED bulbs given the violent nature of the box. Incandescent bulbs won't last. In hindsight, strobe lights may not be the best fit for this prop.
Wow quite an impressive write up you have on the Crate Beast! Your wiring definitely is way better organized than my mess lol. If I did do a light I think maybe just a red rope light inside and just keep it on all the time.

Did you ever do any of the updates you wanted to do?
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Wow quite an impressive write up you have on the Crate Beast! Your wiring definitely is way better organized than my mess lol.
Yeah, that's a BASIC stamp 1 microcontroller under the hood. Old school.
http://wickedstone.com/Halloween/Jpe...21_100_100.jpg
If I were to redo it, I'd use an Arduino Uno and the OctoBanger.

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Nope. But you may have just inspired me to. On the other hand, Hi-Rez Designs just posted the new 2017 Monster In-A-Box 2.0 - Deluxe Edition video,


Maybe it's time to reinvent my Crate Beast.

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