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Halloween Props Answered

Hi I need to get motion sensors to stop working in store bought Halloween props and have it run all the time its turned on? Can anyone Help Please???

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Goodhart (author)2007-10-03

Another solution might be to wire up a 555 to slowly flash a red LED in view of the sensor(s) to keep them activated.

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Goodhart (author)Goodhart2007-10-06

I know this was overly simplistic but it did offer a solution without need of "reverse engineering" the device.

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whatsisface (author)2007-10-02

You need to be more specific. What kinds of sensors are they?

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TotalTnT (author)whatsisface2007-10-02

I not sure One detects sound and motion. I dont really know how to answer your question.

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Patrick Pending (author)TotalTnT2007-10-04

I dont really know how to answer your question.

You need to understand your own question before you would have a chance with the answer;-)

Cheers,

Pat. Pending

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Goodhart (author)Patrick Pending2007-10-04

Ain't that the truth....btw, the answer is 42.

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whatsisface (author)Goodhart2007-10-04

Ah Hitchhikers, where would we be without you?

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its a lion (author)whatsisface2007-10-05

i dont know... maybe we need to build a giant super computer to figure out the answer for that question... also, i feel ripped off on my hitchhikers book... "dont panic" is not printed on it.

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Goodhart (author)its a lion2007-10-06

One needs to know the right question, in order to get the correct answer.

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TotalTnT (author)Patrick Pending2007-10-05

I didnt understand his question because in the original question i posted i said they was Motion sensors. So i thought he needed more info. Maybe you guys need to read a little better and be a little more considerate. For those who tried to help without being a smart a$$ Thank You.

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Kiteman (author)TotalTnT2007-10-05

There's no smart arsing intended - do the motion sensors use reflected infra-red, passive infra-red, ultrasound or field interference? Unless the kind of sensor is known, useful help cannot be rendered. If the device is store-bought, try reading the side of the packaging to find out what they are. If you can't manage that, try opening the device, taking photos of the sensors and posting them here. That would give the other (knowledgeable) posters here a lot of information and, if your ungrateful attitude has not put people off helping you already.

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whatsisface (author)Kiteman2007-10-06

I know it's put me right off.

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whatsisface (author)TotalTnT2007-10-02

You could always try shorting the wires across the sensor. Failing that, strap a small motor in front of the sensor, or a rotating flashing light, as sometimes they detect changes in light conditions instead of actual motion.

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ich bin ein pyro (author)2007-10-04

how about you go all sci-fi on it and cut it open then the wires then patch it back up....assuming its made of cloth or something cuttable and easily seweble

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or if its motion sensor put a piece or 2 of tape in front of it.

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Sedgewick17 (author)2007-10-02

What you will want to do is check the motion sensors infrared diode with an Ohms meter to see if you get any resistance. If there is no resistance just unsolder infrared diode and solder a wire to the two poles. If there is any restance you will need to buy a resistor that matches the resistance of the diode. I think you neighbors are going to kill you though when they realize your display wont turn off.

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Sedgewick17 (author)Sedgewick172007-10-02

the same should go for the sound activated sensors.

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