Wrap up time!
Sadly after cleaning, and testing and checking everything with my old foginator, it started having intermittent problems. Sometimes it would work, sometimes, nothing.
Not having enough time to get a new one I changed over the idea of a relay just for firing the Foginator and built an outlet Relay inside a 4 gang box similar to https://youtu.be/8cPK8lh6oLI , I had seen this video while waiting for parts and liked the idea of being able to remotely power the relay as well as having the PIR sensor flip the relay. Plus being able to use the box to wrap everything up inside was a nice tie in.
Hating the idea of the Foginator not being consistent I set up 2 masked heads capable of movement, 2 masked heads static, and a cool Electric Plasma Glass Skull head.
All 4 masked heads are illuminated from within by solar led and one is lit from below by modified solar led that I swapped a UV led into.
The 2 moving heads are provided mobility by taking oscillating fans and attaching the heads to the top with drop cloths on the front to billow when the fan spins up and the head unit moves. Side note, this drop cloth was not UV reflective, next year test before assuming. :-)
As you can see in the above picture Static is pretty cool, but in the bottom video the creepiness went WAY up as the PIR was activated and things started moving!
I have to admit I had been working on this guy for a bit before adding it into the RPi display. Had to keep busy while waiting for parts and pieces to come in!
This was going to be a static display with the coolness to be how the recessed eyes are glowing and will "follow" you as you move past. But after a bit of creative thought the idea of working it on a standing oscillating fan seemed to be even more creepy since it would only move when the PIR sensor was activated it. The billowing plastic below and UV led were extra steps to the overall feel.
This head was based on a glow in the dark trick or treat pail and was illuminated by a Solar LED from the top and unseen in these pictures a Solar UV LED underneath. The pail did not illuminate near as well as the balloons I tried on the others. But it was helpful for me to be able to put in the recessed eyes for the "following".
Once I decided to move forward with the full display I thought having a couple of non-moving simple heads would be nice. These are on white balloons illuminated from within by solar LEDs so always lit when dark.
This was the second moving head, Not as complex as the other but still with enough creepy to it that my little ones didn't want to go near the "trolls". :-)
Also based on a white balloon, illuminated from within by Solar LED. The wire was needed to keep it to the fan and was not obvious from farther away.
Final implementation in Video Format!
This was an awesome project to work on and I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Element14 for letting me participate!
Very eager to do more, and can't wait to see how everyone else did with their projects. The element of limited timeline helped the creative process!