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Anyone interested in such a thing?? I live in NJ and would love to get something like that going, I'd even be willing to host the first one, I know it would take planning etc. but it would be great to get together with folks with similiar interests.
 

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Troy, Vlad and I are from NJ as well. (North Jersey) We get together a couple times a year with Trishaanne also from NJ to do Prop building and share ideas.
How far south are you? Vlad and I are up in Passaic County.
 

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I'm in extreme South jersey but that doesn't matter, please count me in on any gatherings..I'm in Salem County (Pennsville)..I can't get enough of halloween....maybe we could all agree on a prop to make?? Hint, if somebody makes me a Electric Chair, I'll make them a seesaw.:D :D
 

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What do you think about it Zombie? If we got together with Bonedaddy, Mnstrmmy, Lotus, SpecterTTM and others around at some point (after your winter hibernation of course!). I know that I could learn tons from all of you and it would just be a fun thing to do.
 

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This is a great idea!

I organized something similar, but small scale with my friend and neighbor who lives two doors down and is a big Halloween enthusiast.

I'd like to take it another step further if I could find people around here who are equally enthusiastic!
 

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Troy...consider it a date. As Blackcat mentioned, they come down here a few times a year, we make stuff, have dinner and spend alot of time BSing while doing it. Since the holidays are coming up, and everyone will be a bit busy, let's plan something for early next year, depending on the weather. I'm in Central Jersey, exit 100 off the GSP. There''s also the NJ Haunters that you may want to check into. They meet once a month for the sole purpose of building props. Earlier this year they did a skelerector and some other stuff. I've been trying to put together a NJ Regional Haunt Convention, for those of us stuck out there that can't make it to Ironstock. So far I have vendors lined up, demos lined up, make and takes lined up and even a costume party dance. Now all I need is a venue and we're good to go. :D We will definitely keep you in mind when we get together, maybe even conference call to decide on what we want to make. Hint...if you make me a seesaw I'll make dinner LOL
 

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Yea, what babygirl_kmp said.

Oh, Babygirl_kmp. Was this guy with you at Ironstock? In this picture you have, he reminds me of Luke Skywalker. Looks like he is trying to use the force to make the drill come to him.

 

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What do you think about it Zombie? If we got together with Bonedaddy, Mnstrmmy, Lotus, SpecterTTM and others around at some point (after your winter hibernation of course!). I know that I could learn tons from all of you and it would just be a fun thing to do.
Agree :D
 

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What do you think about it Zombie? If we got together with Bonedaddy, Mnstrmmy, Lotus, SpecterTTM and others around at some point (after your winter hibernation of course!). I know that I could learn tons from all of you and it would just be a fun thing to do.
Actually You can add these names to that list as well.
incubus0
ronster
BioNecro
dewking
dynoflyer
gmacted
pyro1966
stretchnuts
Lunatic
Aaronster

That said. I had spoke to Zombie-f about this before.

I'm In :D
 

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In the Rocky Mountain group we call prop-building partys "mini-gatherings" (as opposed to our Gatherings which take up a whole weekend once a year). We have gotten together to build a variety of simple props. It's nice to have someone with some experience give you tips while you build something and everyone helps each other out and shares tools and stuff.

The only bad thing about it is everyone in the area has a lot of similar props if they've been doing these together for a while. Also, if the party doesn't result in a finished prop, it can cause people to accumulate lots of UFOs (UnFinished Objects) in their basements.
 

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I want to be part of a prop building party. It sounds like so much fun!
 

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What do you think about it Zombie? If we got together with Bonedaddy, Mnstrmmy, Lotus, SpecterTTM and others around at some point (after your winter hibernation of course!). I know that I could learn tons from all of you and it would just be a fun thing to do.
I think it's a cool idea! The only question is where to meet and would enough of us be interested?

I could easily give primers on how to solder or the basics of the prop-1. I know a few people listed are a little intimidated by the idea of using a prop-1, but it really is pretty simple once you get a little guidance into how to program one of 'em. At the very base of it, the prop-1 can be used as a completely configurable timer circuit (comparable in price to the timer circuits already on the market). On the more complicated side of things, it can also be used to turn relays on and off, wait for a signal from a motion sensor, control servos...

Or as far as soldering goes, we could find an electronic kit to build that would both provide the experience with soldering and would be a useful kit in everyone's haunt (like maybe a timer kit, PIR motion sensor or scary terry audio servo driver).
 

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I think it's a cool idea! The only question is where to meet and would enough of us be interested?

I could easily give primers on how to solder or the basics of the prop-1. I know a few people listed are a little intimidated by the idea of using a prop-1, but it really is pretty simple once you get a little guidance into how to program one of 'em. At the very base of it, the prop-1 can be used as a completely configurable timer circuit (comparable in price to the timer circuits already on the market). On the more complicated side of things, it can also be used to turn relays on and off, wait for a signal from a motion sensor, control servos...

Or as far as soldering goes, we could find an electronic kit to build that would both provide the experience with soldering and would be a useful kit in everyone's haunt (like maybe a timer kit, PIR motion sensor or scary terry audio servo driver).
I'd be interested in the Prop-1 Talk.

Now I'm trying to think of something I can contribute. Give me a few ;)
 

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You wanna make some money?

Have the gathering, then video the lecture and sell it to those of us living too far away to come. It could be a great revenue builder for the site. I know I'm not the only one interested in owning something like this. I can learn from the video, and if I have problems, I can direct them to this site. Money coming in from sales, and traffic coming to the site from the tape. Sounds like a great idea to me.

You want advances? Put me down for one.
 

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You wanna make some money?

Have the gathering, then video the lecture and sell it to those of us living too far away to come. It could be a great revenue builder for the site. I know I'm not the only one interested in owning something like this. I can learn from the video, and if I have problems, I can direct them to this site. Money coming in from sales, and traffic coming to the site from the tape. Sounds like a great idea to me.

You want advances? Put me down for one.
What a great Idea.

I'm in
 

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I think it's a cool idea! The only question is where to meet and would enough of us be interested?

I could easily give primers on how to solder or the basics of the prop-1. I know a few people listed are a little intimidated by the idea of using a prop-1, but it really is pretty simple once you get a little guidance into how to program one of 'em. At the very base of it, the prop-1 can be used as a completely configurable timer circuit (comparable in price to the timer circuits already on the market). On the more complicated side of things, it can also be used to turn relays on and off, wait for a signal from a motion sensor, control servos...

Or as far as soldering goes, we could find an electronic kit to build that would both provide the experience with soldering and would be a useful kit in everyone's haunt (like maybe a timer kit, PIR motion sensor or scary terry audio servo driver).
I'd love to learn about that stuff... I really don't know the first thing about it electrical stuff like this, but I know that it would be very useful to learn, as long as you don't mind having a beginner! Maybe we could have like a prop show and tell, like they had at the Haunt Club gathering too?

I guess just find out who's interested and try to find a central location, but i think that this would be a great thing for everyone.
 

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Troy...consider it a date. As Blackcat mentioned, they come down here a few times a year, we make stuff, have dinner and spend alot of time BSing while doing it. Since the holidays are coming up, and everyone will be a bit busy, let's plan something for early next year, depending on the weather. I'm in Central Jersey, exit 100 off the GSP. There''s also the NJ Haunters that you may want to check into. They meet once a month for the sole purpose of building props. Earlier this year they did a skelerector and some other stuff. I've been trying to put together a NJ Regional Haunt Convention, for those of us stuck out there that can't make it to Ironstock. So far I have vendors lined up, demos lined up, make and takes lined up and even a costume party dance. Now all I need is a venue and we're good to go. :D We will definitely keep you in mind when we get together, maybe even conference call to decide on what we want to make. Hint...if you make me a seesaw I'll make dinner LOL
This sounds awesome, I will be around this Forum so please please don't forget me. Right after Christmas I'm going to start on my Witch & Cauldron, I was born to haunt!:D
 

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Yea, what babygirl_kmp said.

Oh, Babygirl_kmp. Was this guy with you at Ironstock? In this picture you have, he reminds me of Luke Skywalker. Looks like he is trying to use the force to make the drill come to him.

That is my fiance and yes he is tryin to use his mind powers to get the drill. It was soooo frickin funny I told him to hold that pose while I got the camera. And yes he was with me at Ironstock. We were one of the newbies. We had such a blast there I can't wait til next year!
 
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