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Keyboard Hack

Hacking a keyboard is a cheap (free?) and easy way to control your computer with external switches and sensors.

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Gemmy Animated Scary Skulls are great for hacking. Their jaws move, their eyes light up (and even move on some models), and best of all they’re cheap. Right out of the box they’re not so impressive though. You trip the motion sensor and garbled noise comes out of the tiny speaker for a few seconds. [...]

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Yard-light motion sensors are a cheap and easy way to add some automation to your haunt. Just hook up power to the sensor, hook the output to an outlet, and you can control anything that runs on 120VAC. But what if you want to control something else? It turns out it’s pretty easy to modify [...]

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Talk To Stuff Via SMS

Here’s a project that uses the serial port on a cell phone to let you talk to your props and gadgets via SMS.  It’s not the fastest remote control in the world but it will let you control things from a distance. [Read Article]

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NSI Multiplex Daisy-Chaining

If you’re using NSI Multiplex to run your stuff, it’s pretty easy to daisy-chain devices even if they don’t have an output jack.  This article shows you how. [Read Article]

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MP3 Player Timer Hack

Shows you how to hack an el-cheapo MP3 player and run it from a timer. [Read Article]

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This hack uses a motion sensor and a microcontroller to trigger an el-cheapo MP3 player. [Read Article]

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Find out how to use an X10 Motion Sensor to play sounds or trigger props. [Read Article]

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Learn how to hook up a wall switch type motion sensor to use it as a prop trigger. It is recommended that this one is used indoors only. [Read Article]

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Learn how to wire up a common hardware store motion detector to use it as a prop trigger. [Read Article]

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