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We made the paper!

October 31, 2016

We are so excited that we have made it into the paper three years in a row. You can view the photos online here: http://www.ourmidland.com/photos/slideshow/Spooky-Halloween-display-in-Midland-136872.php Advertisements

Almost done…

October 21, 2016

Almost done setting up this year, but it’s done enough for the teaser video!

Flying the Freak Flag

October 1, 2016

It’s October 1, time to get the yard and house looking spooky.  As always, the first decoration we put up is our Halloween flag.

A Little Preview

October 18, 2015

We put together a little preview right before dark this evening. The Spooky House of Woodpark Drive

Almost ready!

October 17, 2015

A lot of work has been done over the past few days with still more to come.                                           

Completed, the cauldron creep twins

October 11, 2015

The cauldron creep twins have been finished and placed out in the yard. We are lucky to have a small patch of wooded area and they look great in there.  I am really digging the movement.  These use cheap reindeer motors, it will be interesting to see how well/long they hold up!   

Digital Effects

October 4, 2015

Since my order for more Raspberry Pi’s came in for the rest of the projectors, I needed to do a real test!  I had some old left over black shear fabric that we used to have as curtains.  I ran a line, hung the shear, and fired up one of the projectors to see how […]

Fly the freak flag!

October 1, 2015

  Putting our Halloween flag out every October 1st is becoming one of my favorite family traditions. We each carry part of the flag pole outside, we assemble the the pole segments, slide on the flag, drive the rebar and finaly hoist it up.  It only takes a few moments, but means the world to me […]

How to use a Raspberry Pi as a video looper input for a projector

August 29, 2015

For my Halloween haunt I was lucky enough to score 5 projectors at an amazing price through a surplus site (http://www.publicsurplus.com/) I planned on suing these to display the digital effect created by AtmosFear Fx (http://www.atmosfx.com/).  The problem was, I didn’t want to have to use 5 DVD players or 5 Laptops/computer to provide the […]

Coffins

September 4, 2012

Part of the new cemetery layout for this year is two new coffins.  I started by stealing measurement s from a foam coffin make-n-take at Great Lakes Fright Fest 2011. Once I had the measurements, a few cuts of 1×2’s and presto, coffin frames.  I haven’t decided what to cover them with yet but at […]