The PicoBoo ONE is brilliant in it's simplicity. When you're ready to record, push the red button and tap the green button to trigger the motion. Tap it for rapid movement or simply hold it - when you have your program set the way you want it, hit the record button again and it's saved. You can record about a minute of animation at fifteen FPS.
Rig up the PicoBoo ONE to the trigger of your choosing. The device is intuitive enough to even work well with infrared motion detectors and will wait for them to warm up to avoid being triggered right when it starts. If you want to loop the animation, just connect the trigger to the ground.
Check out our selection of prop triggers here.
The PicoBoo ONE's output can handle up to 2 amps. Depending on the power supply you use, the solid-state PicoBoo ONE can output either 12 or 24 volts. You can also set up the output to replicate a normally-closed contact and trigger an effect to turn off instead of on - good for abruptly turning lights off on people.
Note: this output can't be used to for high-voltage AC devices unless you use a relay.
Like the other products in the PicoBoo series, the PicoBoo ONE has a write-protection function implemented so you don't have to worry about accidentally erasing or changing your program.
Yes, as long as the power supply is 12V DC and at least 1Amp. You can never have too many amps, but never supply more voltage!
That can be done by following the instructions in this document.
Yes, you can run them from a 12V battery. More information can be found here
It draws 5mA when idle. It jumps up to 9mA for a split second once every two seconds as it blinks the LED to indicate it’s operating.
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.
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.
Simply connect a short jumper wire between (-) and (IN) and it will play the program continuously.
No, the program will run to completion.
Yes, the 12V power supply included with the PicoBoo controllers will run off of 220V 50hz power as well as 110V 60hz.
Yes, you simply connect a short jumper wire between (-) and (IN).
NO! Motions sensors from the hardware store are 120V AC and will burn up the controller. Only 12VDC trigger devices must be used with the controllers.
The PicoBoo and BooBox controllers can run off of a 12V battery. We recommend one with high amperage such as a car, motor cycle, or alarm system battery.