Hello All,

Welcome to My Halloween Page for 2007. We've decided to do things a little different from now on. It was finally starting to get out of hand. We decided that we would bring back a lot of our old Halloween favorites, and in addition to these we are then going to add a new feature to be used for one year only. Build it, use it one year, and then store it or tear it apart to be used for the next years feature. The new feature this year is a Singing Pumpkin Head. Rachel spearheaded the effort. Will put his share of time into it also. The Singing Pumpkin uses electroluminescent wire, an ice cube relay bank, and a Light-O-Rama control system. People really went on about it. Check out the videos below. FYI: The Pumpkin Cannon may be back next year by popular demand.

If  any of you Automation types want to contribute to the cause, I'll let you.

Rob

The videos at the bottom will show the stuff actually moving: The Pumpkin Man sings his song,  the Raven flaps his wings, tilts forward and backward, rotates his head, and his eyes flash red, Ghosts light up and pop up, Creature tries to escape from the coffin, Three pumpkins rise up and light up (The Pumpkin Dance), The rocking chairs are lit up and rock. Mr. and Mrs. Skeleton, and Jr. are rocking and greeting guests. The spider travels his web from top to bottom, The fog machine adds ambiance, Lights and pumpkins add to the festivities, and of course Disney's "Grim Grinning Ghosts" Haunted Mansion Theme Song is playing in the background.

Click on the Little Thumbnail Pictures Below to see a Bigger Picture.

Enjoy!   

 

 

 

Singing Pumpkin in Process.

Singing Pumpkin Completed.

 Front of the house

Another view of the front of the house.

The Raven. Poor guy, his head popped off and he broke his wing. Singing Pumpkin and Pumpkin Lights.
Creature still trying to escape from the Coffin.

 

New Pumpkin lights on the house.

 

EL wire controller, ice cube relays, and LOR controller. PLC, relays, and valves that make it work.
Our Skeleton family dressed for winter (it was about 80 degrees when we put this stuff out.) The pumpkin man kicked back and relaxing under the Spider.
Robert's Jacob ladder experiment (12,000 volts of fun.) Dead Head Fred (Souvenir of the Market at Charleston.)
Will's Pumpkin. Rachel's Pumpkin.
Rob's Pumpkin. Graveyard Pudding-YUM!

 

Click Here for Daytime Video of the Singing Pumpkin Head

Click Here for Nighttime Video of the Singing Pumpkin Head

Click Here for Jacobs Ladder Video

Click Here for Daytime House Video