none and they have one of the most
helpful forums around. Their products
can be found in some of your favorite
amusement park attractions.
In addition to all of the
components and mechanisms they
stock, FrightProps also has a full line
of controllers of their own (Figure
12). They are easy to program and are
found in many home haunts, as well
as professional attractions. Their entry
level models in the PicoBoo line are
especially popular with those just
getting started in animatronics.
Gilderfluke & Co. has been
around since the ‘80s which has
allowed them to accumulate a vast
amount of knowledge when it comes
to show control systems
(Resources). Their modular approach
allows you to customize a system to
fit your needs. Their products can be
found in attractions around the world
in a variety of applications (Figure
VenueMagic offers a unique DMX
timeline based show control system
that incorporates all the required
features, including synchronized
lighting effects (see Resources). You
simply add tracks to the graphical
timeline based interface to blend all
the elements of your show into a
finely-tuned performance (refer to
Last, but certainly not least, were
the fine folks at Terror
Tech (Resources). Although — as a
company — they are relative
newcomers to the field, they have
brought their experience, new ideas,
and technology together to produce a
unique and easy to use controller (see
Figure 15 and Figure 16). They have
just released the Terror Board v2.0.
This is built upon the success of the
v1.0 board, but incorporates a slew of
new features — many of which were
suggested by those who were already
utilizing the v1.0 controllers.
Your scenes can be programmed
live through an easy-to-use app on
your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
In addition to providing eight outputs
and two inputs, it also is able to
support Wi-Fi enabled expansion
boards, HD audio, as well as HD
video. The ability of this controller to
tackle so many of the situations we
are presented with when designing a
scene will make it very popular. I am
looking forward to incorporating it
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Figure 13. We are rocking and rolling!
Figure 12. Which ones do I want?
Figure 14. Are you talking to me? Figure 15. Here’s how it works. Easy peasy!
Figure 16. v2.0 is here and ready to