Setup Instructions

You'll have to take a few steps before running your first real-time show. Follow along below and become the neighborhood show stopper in no time.

If you purchased the kit start here.

You'll need a few things before getting started.

  • Arduino Nano (Link)

  • 4 to 8 Channel Relay Board 4ch (Link) 8ch (Link)

  • 5v 2amp USB Charger (Link)

  • Micro USB Cable (Link)

  • Serial MP3 Player (For High Quality Audio) (Link)

  • 1 Gb Micro SD Card ( To Store your High Quality Audio) (Link)

  • Motion Detector (Link)

  • Mat Switch (Link)

NOTE: All Links are suggested sources to find the necessary products; You can find them on other sites like Ebay.com for competitive pricing.


Download the Software

Head over to ButtonBanger.com and download the latest software from the Octobanger Project page. (Also shoot them a couple bucks while you're at it) This is the freeware that allows you to create wonderful displays.

Firmware &


Upload the Firmware & change the settings to your specs. The next procedure is setting up the firmware and controller properties.

Get an Error When Plugging in Your Arduino?

If you are using a nano clone, you may encounter an error. The button below will allow you to directly download the proper drivers.

The Creator

The software was recently released by a wonderful asset to the haunt community  at  ButtonBanger.com  without their work this project wouldn't be in existence.  I reccomend anyone who's benefited from this open source project  to go donate to help support future projects!


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