By Oxnard Montalvo
#4936311
Have just started modding a Walmart trap myself (sent by a kind US soul over here to the UK).
I've started to get all the bits together for the smoke mod. I've got my pump, and all the requisite cables, but I'm stuck on the vape pen. I watched a few YouTube videos on the subject and it seems like the best type of vape to use is one that has a hole right on the battery terminal inside the pen. The video also mentioned that there were some that didn't have this hole and would need to be drilled. Obviously I'd like to find an 'open hole ' version, but I have no way of knowing which is which sight unseen. Does anyone know if there is any way of telling the two apart by model or specifications?

Thanks in advance!
By Belli
#4936348
Mathew_impact1 wrote: June 24th, 2020, 10:27 pm I must admit, the disco lights work pretty well. I'd love to see a video in a darkened room.

Are those the $3 usb type?
Yes, the cheap sound activated USB disco lights. I removed the USB plug and soldered wires to the terminals.

Here it is at night. My dog was refusing to leave me alone. Sorry for the jerky bit at the end.

By Mathew_impact1
#4936350
Cool. Thanks for the video. I ordered a pair of the disco lights from eBay to play with.

Purchased an air pump and vape tank. But I had shortend the height if my trap to be more like the prototype. So the pump won't fit in the floor area. My choices are to put it in the cargo area or mount it in back, under the red LED. I have extra room there, as I extended the back by .75 inches.
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By Dr.D
#4937780
Evening fellas. Just wondering, what would be the simplest way to extend the wire running to the footpedal? I'm not looking to totally mod my electronics, my gorilla hands can barely use a screwdriver.
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By NotSabbat
#4937783
Dr.D wrote: August 3rd, 2020, 5:18 pm Evening fellas. Just wondering, what would be the simplest way to extend the wire running to the footpedal? I'm not looking to totally mod my electronics, my gorilla hands can barely use a screwdriver.
I used this wire ribbon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D9 ... UTF8&psc=1

Its the cheapest way Ive found to get long lengths of wires. Its very easy to remove two of the wires from the ribbon, strip the ends and connect to the peddle wires.
By VenkmanGhostsRUs
#4938554
Hey Man!
Was working on a mod of my own for the Walmart Trap and making a swap of the power switch. Was going to use a SPST switch as you showed...but was wondering if you could tell me how to wire the 4-wire lead to a DPDT switch?
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By RealGhostbusterJay
#4938614
Does anyone sell a kit that's able to turn on when the trap is closed but doesn't take a ton of re wiring but something simple that I can just mount inside the trap? I had been looking at a minifogger2 but I don't think it would release the right amount of vapor in the duration I'd like
By Belli
#4938633
RealGhostbusterJay wrote: August 27th, 2020, 12:05 am Does anyone sell a kit that's able to turn on when the trap is closed but doesn't take a ton of re wiring but something simple that I can just mount inside the trap? I had been looking at a minifogger2 but I don't think it would release the right amount of vapor in the duration I'd like
Yes, I made exactly this. It is a smoke and light kit that plug and play connects to the Walmart or spirit traps. It has been refined since the earlier videos I've posted of my own. I don't promote it anywhere. You can search the usual Facebook groups for people who have it or DM me.
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By RealGhostbusterJay
#4938643
Thanks, message sent, but can it smoke when the doors are closed, as in I don't need lights or sounds for it just the smoke kit and I can turn it on and close the doors and let it smoke?
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By Paco
#4938825
any of you guys ever have trouble trying to get the doors open? for some reason over time the batteries get drained and even as i step on the pedal the green lights will turn on but the doors open open.
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By Kingpin
#4938827
Paco wrote: September 2nd, 2020, 3:45 am any of you guys ever have trouble trying to get the doors open? for some reason over time the batteries get drained and even as i step on the pedal the green lights will turn on but the doors open open.
Even if not actively in use, batteries will eventually lose their charge if they're left in the battery compartment, and the doors not opening is a sign there's not enough charge in them to work the servos.
By VenkmanGhostsRUs
#4938835
Was working on a mod of my own for the Walmart Trap (w/pedal) and making a swap of the power switch. Was going to use a SPST switch...but was wondering if someone could tell me how to wire the 4-wire lead to a DPDT switch? An image or diagram would be great.
By Robert Wallace
#4939016
I would like to do this, but am unsure what components, etc. are required. This plug and play method you suggest sounds brilliant! Can you supply further details?
(I’m not sure how to do DMs!)
Belli wrote: August 27th, 2020, 12:31 pm
RealGhostbusterJay wrote: August 27th, 2020, 12:05 am Does anyone sell a kit that's able to turn on when the trap is closed but doesn't take a ton of re wiring but something simple that I can just mount inside the trap? I had been looking at a minifogger2 but I don't think it would release the right amount of vapor in the duration I'd like
Yes, I made exactly this. It is a smoke and light kit that plug and play connects to the Walmart or spirit traps. It has been refined since the earlier videos I've posted of my own. I don't promote it anywhere. You can search the usual Facebook groups for people who have it or DM me.
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By Kenten
#4951390
Hey Everyone! Anyone else face a switch like this, connected directly to the circuit board? Do I just unsolder that guy? I want to upgrade to a flip-switch that I'll probably have to connect via wires instead of directly to the board like this one was. (I soldered my first ever connection on the pedal, this will be my first attempt to un-solder something, haha.)

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By Mathew_impact1
#4951604
Well that's new. What brand of trap is this? I only have a pair of walmart traps.

Are you replacing the switch style, or changing function as well?

After the switch is removed, the circuit board may have to be moved down to make room for toggle switch.
By Kenten
#4953282
Yes, this is the Walmart one., but still "Imagine by Rubies", date of 2020 on the box. (I also bought a Rubie's trap from Amazon.ca, that photo showed the handle-button for activation (no pedal), and when it arrived, it was a pedal version (no complaints about that), so maybe Rubie's has upgraded their traps to only have pedals?

Yes, I'm adding a flip-switch, it's an on-off-on switch, so maybe I can wire it to preserve the "test" mode, though I don't mind losing that. And you're right, the circuit board is going to have to be moved, which also means the light near the switch will have to be cut and have the wires lengthened to reach.
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By kahuna900
#4953311
Kenten wrote: August 4th, 2021, 5:00 pm Yes, this is the Walmart one., but still "Imagine by Rubies", date of 2020 on the box. (I also bought a Rubie's trap from Amazon.ca, that photo showed the handle-button for activation (no pedal), and when it arrived, it was a pedal version (no complaints about that), so maybe Rubie's has upgraded their traps to only have pedals?

Yes, I'm adding a flip-switch, it's an on-off-on switch, so maybe I can wire it to preserve the "test" mode, though I don't mind losing that. And you're right, the circuit board is going to have to be moved, which also means the light near the switch will have to be cut and have the wires lengthened to reach.

Check out the latter posts in this thread: MY RUBIE'S WALMART EXCLUSIVE GHOSTBUSTERS GHOST TRAP MOD, we discuss how to mod the newer traps with the switch located on the board.
By Mareearia
#4955138
Has anyone pulled apart the ‘motor,’ part? The part with the wheels? Any instructions available for reassembly? When I popped it open, parts fell out and now I’m trying to get them back to how they should be. 🙇🏼‍♀️

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