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[Let's Make] A Ghostbusters Proton Pack! wip/nsf56k

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    leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Gun tips added and tube put in. Don't even need to glue it, the wires leading to the side indicators snug it in really firmly. Those two new small red led's flash as well, took forever to re-wire and add those in, wish I had remembered to include the ones for the gun tips when I was doing the entire thing.
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    And with the lights off to give an idea of how bright it is. I have to tell people not to look directly AT the gun.
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    An old photo of all the materials/my workspace needed for working on constructing the pack.
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    Knob for the Crank Generator added. I just took an extra dial from the stereo amp, cut out a hole deep enough to sink the whole thing into the foam by and siliconed it in.
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    Ok I'll ramble on my slowww problem solving. I gave up on finding aluminum brackets for the Ion Arm (top left arm that sticks out with a metal block on the end and a copper tube hanging down) and the ribbon cable brackets. Instead I'm just going to build the brackets and metal block out of sheet plastic. Layer it up for the brackets, and just build a small box and paint the things silver. Will be easier to drill holes into that too. (why the fuck didn't I think of this sooner though? seriously) I should have shots ready to upload later tomorrow with all that done, painted and mounted.

    Also, what REALLY pisses me off? Dan Akroyd was here in kelowna on the 22nd signing bottles of crystal skull vodka he's sponsoring, and I had no fucking clue. I saw later on the 24th that even the local guys here with the blues brothers car were there. But oh no our retarded local ghostbuster is clueless, ugh. Coulda had a SIGNED fucking proton pack! God I'm still pissed at myself.

    That's all for now, waiting on my chaser led, ordered from bakatronics, dodgy looking but I figured I'll petition paypal if it doesn't turn out. Site says it shipped on the 21st so here's to hoping!

    Video of what I apparently ordered:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_-bkyh9U94

    leaf on
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    MustangMustang Arbiter of Unpopular Opinions Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Are you going to add the 'THWiiiiiinnggggg' start up sound effect?

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    leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I thought of it, I hacked my old cellphone to have all the gb sound effects for various things, but man there is simply no way I can really think of to fit that thing into the gun, there's enough room in the pack if I hollowed out a section, but I'd need to figure out some way of wiring a trigger to it.

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    IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited September 2010
    Maybe you can take one of those little things out of cards where you can record your own message?

    These are what I'm talking about:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXiYr73TmIw&feature=related


    If you find some thats just record your own message and no song, you could use one of those. they are pretty flat/small.

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    leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    That's a pretty good idea heh, would be super tiny to add, and I already have several pressure toggle switches.

    Sewed myself a little strap thing so I can clip on my walkie talkie :3
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    Gun tips are bloody done, such a pain in the ass, had to make all those tiny boxes out of sheet styrene, and paint it myself.
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    Instead of gluing those pipe bits to the acrylic tube, I just sorta sandwiched a little bit of kleenex underneath to hold them in place haha. That red wire is really stiff though, and superglued on, so nothings coming off/apart anyways.


    Also got around to making the box for the ion arm and bracket for the ribbon cable, and screwed down a ring for holding the ribbon cable (on that frame stuck to the large pipe). I'm just going to use some regular grey ribbon cable I think, it's cheapest anyways. Least it's a real brass rod on the arm though. I'm just waiting for the paint/glue/silicone to dry on those before drilling or doing more to them. Making more damage than progress only because I'm going too fast is really annoying.
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    and

    MY GUN IS DONE! that's it for construction on the gun! Ahhhhhhhhh can't believe there are only 3 things left to do on the entire thing

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    leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I've spent the last week working on the bumper. It's slightly (1/8") thicker than it should be, but cutting some of the hardest damn wood I've had the misfortune of picking off the pile out back with a hacksaw is awful, so I got the shape right and said "good enough". It's gotta be cherry wood or something, it took me 20 minutes atleast to hack through 6" of it. I'll have pics up by tomorrow night, I got the bumper glued and screwed together (I did it in 3 parts) right now, so I'm just waiting for it to dry before finishing off the sanding and painting on it.

    Least the bumper will be tough as hell and hopefully take some of the abuse when I take this thing out to the bars. hilariously I'm moving on halloween, so I'll be out partying in van hopefully haha.

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