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My home made TOS tricorder.

Derak of Sol 3

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Report this Jan. 10 2012, 5:20 am

Made from wood; painted with silver, textured with acrylic paint or covered with silver paper. The lights are glued on gems. The screen is a clear plastic Christmas bauble cut down and painted on the inside. The speaker grill is brass embossing metal. The knobs are picture hanging nail heads, glued on.


The moiré works, without moving parts - it's made from lazer printed acetate, suspended a few millimetres above the same design on white paper but rotated 180°. It moves because the observer moves.


Total cost about £35.


Tell me what you think please!


 


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CloudMinder2

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Report this Jan. 10 2012, 5:44 am

Looks pretty good to me!


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Hugues

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Report this Jan. 10 2012, 9:24 am

nice work

flottanna

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Report this Jan. 10 2012, 10:47 am

Wow nice. Really cool. I could never do something like that.


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Derak of Sol 3

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Report this Jan. 11 2012, 12:15 am

ServelanFan thanks for the help, I havent found out how to do that on this forum yet.


Everyone, thanks for the positive comments.


Now if I could just make a working wooden 1 to 1 scale Enterprise...

CloudMinder2

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Report this Jan. 11 2012, 12:31 am

Btw ServelanFan, great job with the pics but I think one of the pictures got repeated by mistake - there should be one of the tricorder completely closed up - I'd do it myself but I don't know how yet either and it would be better to have them together anyhow I think

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CloudMinder2

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Report this Jan. 11 2012, 4:38 am

Thanks SF, and I'll try that out at some point

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Trekwolf164

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Report this Jan. 11 2012, 6:42 am

Wow you are a very talented artist. I have a Replica Tricorder and from the photos yours looks better.


 


 


 


 


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finka

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Report this Jan. 13 2012, 1:39 am

It looks really beautiful! A very detailed, nice work!


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Derak of Sol 3

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Report this Jan. 15 2012, 6:40 am

If only my electronics knowledge was that good

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Report this Jan. 17 2012, 3:38 pm

very cool !


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megan512

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Report this Jan. 19 2012, 1:09 pm

Wow, that looks awesome! Just like the real thing!


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Derak of Sol 3

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Report this Jan. 20 2012, 4:35 am

Many thanks for all the positive comments


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