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Hi, anyone know how to make the Animatronics..(like the ones bought at spirit Halloween stores) run all the time instead of the way they run now? (sound activation) or remote control...Hmm in other words I want to make the props I bought keep moving all the time..Thanks!
 

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Get yourself a small (3mm) blinking LED and mount it right in the light sensor tube, if possible. The prop will re-trigger constantly. I inadvertantly did this with one of those old wing-flapping gargoyles and a strobe light one year - the thing kept re-triggering all night before I finally figured out what was happening. Remember that if you're using batteries to power the prop, you'll likely burn them pretty quickly.
 

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Of course, this trick only works if your prop has the light-sensor trigger thingie. As soon as the prop runs it's "program" out, the LED will set it off again. Another thing to be aware of - these props may not be designed for this kind of constant operation. A lot of them use the cheapest materials and mechanisms possible, so keep an eye out for premature failures. If the thing is designed for say, 200 runs before it dies, you might burn through that in a couple of hours.
 
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