Motion sensor/effects trigger

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Motion sensor/effects trigger

Post by Spookymufu » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:30 pm

I came across this on another forum but it's so cool I wanted to share it here...it isnt my idea so I take no credit for it's incarnation, but I am passing it on here

buy this......motion sensor flood light (Walmart $10)
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and buy this......Replacement lamp power cord (Walmart $3)
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and some of these.......(Walmart 2-Pack $2)
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do this.........attach the power cord wires to the black and white power wires on the sensor light.
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then do this.........screw in the plug sockets into the sockets on the sensor light
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then plug the sensor into a wall plug, then plug your light or motor or what ever into the plug in the socket and set the sensor to it's test setting or the lowest duration time available on the sensor.
Now as some one walks by the sensor it will trip and activate whatever prop you have plugged into it. I got the 110 degree vision sensor and this can be limited further by placing the sensor with items blocking the left and right vision of the sensor.
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Re: Motion sensor/effects trigger

Post by adrian » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:45 pm

spook this is a FANTASTIC post!! i'm really going to try this! i bookmarked it hahaha
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Re: Motion sensor/effects trigger

Post by MacPhantom » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:05 pm

Very cool....but I would buy a grounded power cord.

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Post by Spookymufu » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:16 pm

MacPhantom wrote:Very cool....but I would buy a grounded power cord.
I was going to but I opened the box for the sensore and it isnt wired for a ground plug and, you cant get a screw in socket with a third hole, at least I didnt see any.
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Re: Motion sensor/effects trigger

Post by Spookymufu » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:17 pm

adrian wrote:spook this is a FANTASTIC post!! i'm really going to try this! i bookmarked it hahaha
this is a very cool thing, I hooked a strobe up to it and let my son walk in front of it, worked perfectly, now I need to figure out how to get the sensor to trip a fogger.....
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Re: Motion sensor/effects trigger

Post by NeverMore » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:57 pm

Spookymufu wrote:now I need to figure out how to get the sensor to trip a fogger.....
Found it! I knew I had something bookmarked...

http://www.automat3d.com/electronics/mo ... tput-hack/

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Re: Motion sensor/effects trigger

Post by Spookymufu » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:14 am

Ah ha!, now all I need is another sensor.......of course I'm pretty bad with this sort of stuff so I'll probably electrocute my self
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Re: Motion sensor/effects trigger

Post by adrian » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:22 am

ahahaha same here! i'm terrified of electricity lol but this seems simple enough lol
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Re: Motion sensor/effects trigger

Post by Spookymufu » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:50 am

Adrian, the original project I posted is really easy and fail safe, you dont even need to worry about which wire is connected to white and black. But hacking the sensor board is a different matter and I will need to be very careful......
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