I had the pleasure of speaking and exhibiting at this year’s South East Haunt Enthusiasts Conference in Ocala, Florida this past weekend. I’d like to thank Dr. Bill ‘Terror Eyes’ Ramsey for hosting and producing this event, a welcoming and friendly haunt show with lots of opportunities for enthusiasts to learn how the scare the crap out of their neighbors and practice their craft. SEHEC as it is known, is community oriented bringing together exhibitors with years of experience who are happy to share their knowledge and build new relationships. Dr. Bill and his wife Beth went out of their way to involve the local Ocala community beyond just the haunt oriented enthusiasts, even serving breakfast each day with farm fresh eggs from their farm.
I was asked to present two classes for the conference. The first was ‘Tech in Your Haunt, Beyond Simple Control’ and the other was ‘Maglocks are your BFF’. I did not title either of them. :)
’Tech in Your Haunt, Beyond Simple Control’ covered everything from Fright Ideas Picoboo to PLCs to our FX Controllers. I also discussed the variety of ways these devices are programmed and the pros and cons of each. Please download the slide deck here.
‘Maglocks are your BFF’ discussed the various ways to use magnetic actuators. We started with maglocks and also discussed quick release actuators and linear and rotary actuators. Basically they are all electromagnets with various mechanical systems around them which produce different movements and forces. Please download the slide deck here.
We then built a test bench and demo system for the talks and demonstrated it at our booth. Please check out the video below to see our booth.
Again, I’d like to thank Dr. Bill Ramsay and their team for hosting us and SEHEC and we look forward to being here next year!