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PicoBoo ONE

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PicoBoo ONE

  • 1x Trigger Input
  • 1x Solid State Output (12 or 24V only)
  • Up to 1 Minute of Animation
  • No Audio Features
  • 12V1A Power Supply Included

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Economical yet powerful, the PicoBoo ONE has rapidly become a favorite controller for prop programming.

Customized, Real-Time Programming

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.

Input Your Favorite Trigger

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.

Solid-State Output

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.

Additional Information

Included Power Source12v DC 1amp : Barrel Plug


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Product Faqs

Ask a Question

  • Will this controller run servos?
    This controller does not support servos. The products that do are the BooBox Flex MAX and the PicoTalk.
  • Is there a way to loop the program?
    Yes, you simply put a piece of wire into the trigger input.
  • Can I use a 12V DC 10 Amp power supply with this controller?
    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!
  • Do I need any type of diodes when I use solenoid valves with the PicoBoo controller?
    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.
  • if I wanted to plug this into a normal wall outlet what would I have to do?
    The PicoBoo ONE comes with the appropriate power supply that plugs into a standard wall outlet to power it.
  • Can the motion sensor trigger be 5VDC or must it be 12VDC?
    Short answer: Not easily. Long answer: The controller provides 12VDC to power triggers. It will not supply 5VDC. If you need to use 5VDC you can power your motion sensor with your own 5VDC power supply or follow the instructions here to step the 12VDC voltage down to 5VDC.
  • PicoBoo ONE resets when a 1/2" high-flow valve is triggered
    The small 12V 1A power supply that comes with the PicoBoo ONE is not powerful enough to power the 1/2" high-flow valve. You must use a 12V 5A power supply to power the PicoBoo ONE when using that type of valve.
  • Does the PicoBoo power supply support 220 volts 50 hz?
    Yes, the 12V power supply included with the PicoBoo controllers will run off of 220V 50hz power as well as 110V 60hz.
  • Can these be battery powered?
    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.
  • Is it possible to trigger this controller with a wireless remote from Home Depot?
    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.
  • After the PicoBoo is triggered and running animation, will another trigger during the animation restart the animation?
    No, the program will run to completion.
  • I would like to have a 10 second pause between triggered events.
    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.
  • How do I make it continuously play without having to trigger it?
    Simply put a jumper (piece of wire) into the trigger input terminals and it will play the program continuously.
  • Can a reed switch be used as a trigger?
    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.
  • In the absence of a trigger event, what is the idle current draw at 12 volts?
    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.
  • Can I run a PicoBoo from a battery?
    Yes, you can run them from a 12V battery. More information can be found here
  • Would there be any problems if I wired one trigger to activate two PicoBoo controllers at the same time?
    That can be done by following the instructions in this document.
  • Can I have the recorded program run and repeat indefinitely without needing to be triggered each time?
  • Can I trigger more than one animation with this?
    Only 1.