The PicoBoo AC is the easiest to use halloween prop controller on the planet. For the first time ever we are bundling this amazing controller together with everything you need to create your own custom scare. The kit includes a PicoBoo AC controller to control the scare, a sensor to trigger it, and a speaker to give it a voice. All you need to supply is a sound and a few things to turn off and on in sync with your sound. Popular choices are pneumatic valves, small motors, lights, the list goes on. Pretty much anything that can be plugged into a wall outlet can controlled by the PicoBoo AC. For example, you're hosting this year's halloween party and want to spook your friends. Rig up the bathroom with a light, a small fan, and this PicoBoo Kit. Put a small fan behind the shower curtain with the PicoBoo AC and the speaker. Program the PicoBoo AC to keep the light on while it waits for its victim. When the victim enters, the PIR sensor detects their presence and alerts the picoBoo. The picoBoo waits a few seconds for them to close the door and get comfortable. Then it shuts the light off making the room pitch black. The fan behind the show curtain turns on moving the curtains, while at the same time raising the hairs on the victims arms. Then a voice starts to whisper from the speaker .. "Hello ... is someone there?"
Note: The PicoBoo AC comes with the required AC power cable to power it.
Generally diodes are not required. Sometimes very electrically noisy devices do require them (such as large motors). See the document Installing a DC Diode for feedback absorption for more information.
The scare sound will only play as long as the animation. Record longer animation.
Yes, you simply put a piece of wire into the trigger input.
No, the program will run to completion.
The way to do this is to record some silence into the beginning of your audio file.
Simply put a jumper (piece of wire) into the trigger input terminals and it will play the program continuously.
Record the sequence on the PicoBoo but wait 10 seconds before tapping record to save. That will add 10 seconds of “post delay” during which time a sensor will not be able to activate the PicoBoo.
Yes. Most reed switches are normally-closed, so depending on your application you might have to set the trigger mode on the PicoBoo to normally-closed too. Either way it will work.
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