My purpose here is not to give detailed instructions for a particular build, but rather to showcase a variety of different projects. I’ll include links to pictures, videos, web
pages, or forum threads that will give you more
information if you’re interested in pursuing a particular
We’ll use the same rating system as last year to help
you decide on which projects you’d like to tackle. Even the
most basic projects may require at least a working
knowledge of computers, basic soldering, or electronics
skills, and the ratings will take that into consideration.
Hopefully, you’ll find at least a few new ideas on the
list which you can incorporate into your displays.
1. Ghost Steps —
This effect creates an eerie series of glowing footprints
that can be adapted to fit your needs. The current basic
version is free, with plans for a more advanced but paid
version in the works. These footsteps can be projected on
to any surface and can be adjusted to move through your
display. You are able to add more feet, rotate, and move
them, as well as start and stop them wherever you please.
The footsteps fade in and out, creating the illusion of a
ghostly presence moving through your haunt. It is a
fantastic addition — especially to a graveyard scene. This
effect does require a projector, which is why it earns three
dollar signs. However, if you already own one, then it can
be free (Figure 1).
38 September 2015
Haunting 201 —
Projects to Elevate
Your "Scare Game"
Continuing with the idea
from last year's Halloween
issue, we've compiled a list
of 13 ghoulish ideas that will
help take your haunt to the
next level. However, this
year's list is all about