The picoBoo PLUS has four 10 amp relay outputs brought out to two pluggable terminal blocks. Each of the outputs has both a normally-open and normally-closed contact, ensuring you will be able to control anything. Up to 2 minutes of animation at 30 frames per second can be recorded.
Ambient and Scare Modes
The PicoBoo PLUS doesn’t just play sounds during ambient mode, it can also animate the outputs while the prop is waiting to be triggered. Program the sound chip of the picoBoo with what you want the patrons to hear as they approach the scare.
Just like its PicoBoo brothers, the PicoBoo PLUS can be easily programmed using the on-board buttons. Program all the outputs at once, or layer them up one at a time for more complicated scenes. There’s no confusing button sequences to memorize or manuals to study. One button for each output keeps things straight forward, simply press record and start animating.
The PicoBoo PLUS can be write-protected to prevent accidental or unwanted program changes.
The picoBoo PLUS includes a 30 watt class D amplifier, just connect a speaker and you're ready to rock. For those with larger sound requirements, theres also a line-level output.
The PicoBoo PLUS has one input which can be used with normally-open or normally-closed contacts, making it possible to work with nearly any type of trigger. Connecting the trigger to ground will loop the scare indefinitely. New this year, the trigger connector has been moved to the back and is now pluggable to make installation even easier.
The picoBoo PLUS uses a built-in flash memory sound chip which makes it easy to playback and record up to 2 minutes of sound. Hook up any audio device to the picoBoo’s audio-in and record the desired sound straight into the chip. No computers, no drivers, no converting sound formats. Up to 8 scare sounds can now be recorded. The picoBoo will automatically increment through them with each scare.
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.
It will control them but it does not supply 24VDC power to the devices. You would need a separate 24V power supply. Click here for wiring information.
The scare sound will only play as long as the animation. Record longer animation.
If you are using the 1Amp power supply that came with the PicoBoo it is not large enough to also power the large 1/2" valve. You need to go up to a 12V 5A power supply.
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.
Yes, you simply connect a short jumper wire between (-) and (IN).
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!
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 connect a short jumper wire between (-) and (IN) 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.
Yes, you can run them from a 12V battery. More information can be found here