Return to Home Page - Ghostbusters Fans
    


View new posts | View your posts My scratch Gizmo Build (pic heavy thread)

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: November 18th, 2011, 6:47 am 
Offline
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:40 am
Posts: 1309
Location: Chicago, IL
Karma: 303
So I have been working on this for a few days now and decided to share in the forums. Well, me and my friends got our uniforms and packs together and had a great time during Halloween but now we are starting to plan for C2E2 in April. Which is great by me since I am having such a blast building this stuff. The downside is I promised my wife a break from having a house FULL of pink Polystyrene and my three buddies working on her dining room table every weekend at least until February. So in that down time I decided to tinker around and see what kind of Belt Gizmo I could come up with from the stuff I had laying around.

I printed off Jairus's pdf that I found in the forum (I don't know you pal, but I owe you a beer..)

http://www.jairuswhitley.com/files/beltcircuit.pdf

Taking a "Beware of Pekingese" sign that only I found funny I cut out the general shape. I had to sandwich two together to get the strength I thought I would need.

Image

After gluing them together I painted them a dark green to get that circuit board look

Image

I had a a few sheets of gold labels laying around from our wedding invites and used those to make the board connectors shine and also to simulate the copper threads (since I did not have that item and honestly just did not feel like stripping a bunch of my wire, drilling and then threading the whole deal.)

Image

Image

Made my shelf out of art board (Forgive the dog, she thinks I have food.)

Image

Also used art board for my chips and added some scrounged parts from some junk electronics we had laying around.

Image

Painted the shelf and added more salvaged parts under that and Mod-Podged the whole deal.

Image

Then I got the point that I needed Ceramic Capacitors. I figured I would just hop down to Radio Shack and pick up a few bags for a couple of bucks... NOPE! just two of the little doodads runs $2.50 which would mean the price of the board would go from almost nothing to $10! So I decided to see if I could create a suitable replacement. I squeezed some hot glue onto a page and what-da-know? Capacitor shaped disc's! (You can see where I tried to just lay down a few, let them cool and then lay more on top of that... Yeah, that failed.) Then I mixed some red paint with some tan pain to get the right color.

Image

Image

A pie tin that the wife had in the pantry made a good base and then some black paint to cover that.

Image

Image

Today I start on my Nixie tubes. I'm playing around with the hose that I got for my uniform. My first try is too short

Image

So more tinkering to get that right. More pictures later. Thanks for looking!

_________________
My For Sale Thread
My Pepakura Proton Pack
My Nick-A-Tron Pack Build
My take on a Studio Creation Pack

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 18th, 2011, 8:02 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:40 am
Posts: 1309
Location: Chicago, IL
Karma: 303
So I nixed my Nixie plan and went back to the $1.99 bag of mechanical pencils I found at the store and made the Nixies in no time flat. (Sometimes I am my own worst enemy.)

Image

Also whipped up a error unit (I don't know what you guys actually call that.

Image

And after some drilling, then re-drilling and then getting a bigger drill bit and re-drilling all of those holes... I ended up with this.

Image

Total cost involved for this part was under $5 and a ton of stuff I had laying around. Sunday I start on my daughter board.

_________________
My For Sale Thread
My Pepakura Proton Pack
My Nick-A-Tron Pack Build
My take on a Studio Creation Pack

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 18th, 2011, 8:15 pm 
Online
Ghosthead
User avatar

Joined: June 25th, 2009, 9:49 pm
Posts: 596
Location: St. Joseph, MISSOURI
Karma: 10
Very cool for it being made of junk- lol

Seriously, it looks fantastic!

_________________
Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 18th, 2011, 8:20 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:40 am
Posts: 1309
Location: Chicago, IL
Karma: 303
Yep! After this I have to see if my pals have more junk hanging around so I can build four more. And thanks!

_________________
My For Sale Thread
My Pepakura Proton Pack
My Nick-A-Tron Pack Build
My take on a Studio Creation Pack

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 18th, 2011, 11:46 pm 
Offline
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: January 16th, 2011, 9:19 am
Posts: 45
Karma: 10
Nice job man, I feel like we've been building ours together!

_________________
Scratch Build Thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28368

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 20th, 2011, 2:25 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:40 am
Posts: 1309
Location: Chicago, IL
Karma: 303
So today was spent building my daughter board, I like the ones that some of the members have made that connect to the leg hoes so I decided to go that route. I found at Home Depot a little PVC elbow that had a quick disconnect fitting in it for $3.

Image

You have to sand the base of the fitting to make it fit and swivel.

Image

Painted it green and added the second sticker that came on the pdf page.

Image

Dollar Store belt clip from a tape measure.

Image

I had an old circuit board sitting around and made a Sanyo chip to tie things together a bit.

Image

Also I felt that my gizmo was missing something. The little black flap that goes on the bottom right of the gizmo. Some wire and a few good squeezes from the glue gun later.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Added a connection and curly cable from a car charge that we do not use.

Image

Painted the fitting gold.

Image

And the daughter board is ready.

Image

Next up, dying the leg hose and figuring out my hose connector.

_________________
My For Sale Thread
My Pepakura Proton Pack
My Nick-A-Tron Pack Build
My take on a Studio Creation Pack

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 20th, 2011, 2:26 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:40 am
Posts: 1309
Location: Chicago, IL
Karma: 303
PLURKLE 20J wrote:
Nice job man, I feel like we've been building ours together!


Agreed! I am amazed by yours though! You do clean work man.

_________________
My For Sale Thread
My Pepakura Proton Pack
My Nick-A-Tron Pack Build
My take on a Studio Creation Pack

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 21st, 2011, 3:40 am 
Offline
Ghosthead
User avatar

Joined: October 30th, 2011, 2:08 pm
Posts: 102
Location: Wahiawa, HI.
Karma: 0
Boy, I'm so impressed by the dedication you put in creating those props...more so, the GB belt gizmo... nothing to say when they find out you built them yourself, from scratch... not this "online bought" stuff!

"Made from scratch"... I do that too... but I'm at times, short on the discliple! So, this just might get me goin' again... thanks! :)

_________________
"Viggie, Viggie! You've been a bad Monkey!"


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 21st, 2011, 4:16 am 
Offline
Ghosthead
User avatar

Joined: October 30th, 2011, 2:08 pm
Posts: 102
Location: Wahiawa, HI.
Karma: 0
... And no prob about your dog... a dog's best friend is a GHOSTBUSTER... ask Louis!

"Alright... who brought the dog?" :-P

_________________
"Viggie, Viggie! You've been a bad Monkey!"


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 21st, 2011, 7:54 am 
Offline
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:40 am
Posts: 1309
Location: Chicago, IL
Karma: 303
No one will mistake my dog for a Hell Hound. 14 years old, blind and deaf... Bless her flat little head.

Thanks for the compliments! I only have to make five more now... I did love this build though. It was a great way to keep busy and relax.

_________________
My For Sale Thread
My Pepakura Proton Pack
My Nick-A-Tron Pack Build
My take on a Studio Creation Pack

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 21st, 2011, 11:55 am 
Offline
Ghosthead
User avatar

Joined: November 2nd, 2006, 10:40 pm
Posts: 869
Location: BEST CAROLINA
Karma: 359
Dang buddy, that is snazzy! You've inspired me to redo my El Cheapo.

_________________
Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 21st, 2011, 1:34 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:40 am
Posts: 1309
Location: Chicago, IL
Karma: 303
TheRockman wrote:
Dang buddy, that is snazzy! You've inspired me to redo my El Cheapo.


Actually, your build thread was the first one I saw that had a scratch build. Defiantly a "AH-HA!" moment!

My buddy dyed my holster for me and got it back to me today. $5 and I think it looks pretty good!

Image

_________________
My For Sale Thread
My Pepakura Proton Pack
My Nick-A-Tron Pack Build
My take on a Studio Creation Pack

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 21st, 2011, 4:28 pm 
Offline
Ghosthead
User avatar

Joined: October 30th, 2011, 2:08 pm
Posts: 102
Location: Wahiawa, HI.
Karma: 0
Awesome, awesome, awesome! I love it when we get to see a GB build such as this! Brings it to total light! Helps to know someone got it and is not only dedicated in his builds, but to make FIVE more for his crew! Good work! :cool:

Kinda wished had someone like you on this "side"... if you don't mind the tropical weather, sand an' surf, and greeting everyone by saying "Aloha"! :)

And again, bless your lili' doggie... sorry... don't mind me... I have a soft spot for faithful friends... small, furry ones especially! :blush:

_________________
"Viggie, Viggie! You've been a bad Monkey!"


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 21st, 2011, 8:47 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:40 am
Posts: 1309
Location: Chicago, IL
Karma: 303
odiemodie wrote:
if you don't mind the tropical weather, sand an' surf, and greeting everyone by saying "Aloha"! :)


The wife and I honeymooned in Kauai and had a blast! I would go back in a heartbeat! There is a improv fest out there I want to do one day also.

Image

odiemodie wrote:
And again, bless your lili' doggie... sorry... don't mind me... I have a soft spot for faithful friends... small, furry ones especially! :blush:


She's a good little pooper...

Image

_________________
My For Sale Thread
My Pepakura Proton Pack
My Nick-A-Tron Pack Build
My take on a Studio Creation Pack

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 22nd, 2011, 3:00 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:40 am
Posts: 1309
Location: Chicago, IL
Karma: 303
Now I have to make the leg hose. I got 10 feet of 1/2" hose from Home Depot for $5 and some RIT dye.

Image

I cut some test lengths to try differing times in the dye.

Image

A good idea

Image

I made a mix of a 1/4" of salt, hot tap water and a tea pot of boiling water. In this I poured 4 cap fulls of yellow dye.

Image

Then added my test strips and set a timer. You can see the results here -

Image

Here is a fact that you would hate to learn as you are dying the only hose you have... A long lenght of hose FLOATS! Waddafriggingknow????? The next batch I do I will cut them to length and make sure all the air is out of the hose AND its in the sink BEFORE I add the boiling water and dye. Instead I had to stand there and keep pushing it down with my hands.

Image

Overall though I am happy for my first try.

Image

More later.

_________________
My For Sale Thread
My Pepakura Proton Pack
My Nick-A-Tron Pack Build
My take on a Studio Creation Pack

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 22nd, 2011, 3:21 pm 
Offline
Ghosthead
User avatar

Joined: October 30th, 2011, 2:08 pm
Posts: 102
Location: Wahiawa, HI.
Karma: 0
Image

Maximum cool! You and the missess look like locals living there (no joke), not tourists! :-D

Hey... is that the touch carrier that woosh'd on by Sec of State Clinton on the national news? JJK! :-P

I do believe you maybe the first GB out of state to grace our sister island of Kauai... Maikahi! ( that's Hawai'ian for "Good"!) :) Yes... there are spooks over there too, but they have been behaving so far... no other island calls for us yet! :wink:

And your doggie is very cute! Too bad can't have any pets here in the apartments...no dogs or cats! :(

Thanks again for your your awesome pics on your build...Mahalo and Aloha, brother! :-D

*notice new builds posted* Weee! More Pics! :-D

Wow... you work on your equipment like a man possessed! (pun intended) :wink:

_________________
"Viggie, Viggie! You've been a bad Monkey!"


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 22nd, 2011, 3:50 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:40 am
Posts: 1309
Location: Chicago, IL
Karma: 303
odiemodie wrote:
Wow... you work on your equipment like a man possessed! (pun intended) :wink:


I'm one of those persons that needs busy work to relax and un-wind. This GB stuff has been great for that,

_________________
My For Sale Thread
My Pepakura Proton Pack
My Nick-A-Tron Pack Build
My take on a Studio Creation Pack

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 22nd, 2011, 6:42 pm 
Offline
Ghosthead
User avatar

Joined: October 30th, 2011, 2:08 pm
Posts: 102
Location: Wahiawa, HI.
Karma: 0
Agreed. For you, you're in the zone!

Sometimes, when I'm on a deadline squeeze play, I pop up on the ol' CD player (yes... CD), and tune it to Bobby Brown's "On our own", and just jam it as I work on my GB builds... *imitating Venkman's "New York shuffle" and Egon's "Double thumb hitchhiking" moves...* now I gotta do that when I work on my belt gizmo! :mrgreen:

_________________
"Viggie, Viggie! You've been a bad Monkey!"


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2011, 11:23 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:40 am
Posts: 1309
Location: Chicago, IL
Karma: 303
odiemodie wrote:
Agreed. For you, you're in the zone!

Sometimes, when I'm on a deadline squeeze play, I pop up on the ol' CD player (yes... CD), and tune it to Bobby Brown's "On our own", and just jam it as I work on my GB builds... *imitating Venkman's "New York shuffle" and Egon's "Double thumb hitchhiking" moves...* now I gotta do that when I work on my belt gizmo! :mrgreen:


Post some pics! I just picked up a Craig calculator that has tubes in it. Going to do my next build on that. After that one of our crew wants a gizmo that lights up. So I have a feeling none of these are going to be the same. Which blows my assembly line idea of building these out of the water... Oh well!

_________________
My For Sale Thread
My Pepakura Proton Pack
My Nick-A-Tron Pack Build
My take on a Studio Creation Pack

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2011, 11:25 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:40 am
Posts: 1309
Location: Chicago, IL
Karma: 303
Oh, and Audio Slave is my build music of choice but when I dance it's the "shes a manic" dance from Flashdance...

_________________
My For Sale Thread
My Pepakura Proton Pack
My Nick-A-Tron Pack Build
My take on a Studio Creation Pack

Image


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: November 24th, 2011, 1:01 am 
Offline
Ghosthead
User avatar

Joined: October 30th, 2011, 2:08 pm
Posts: 102
Location: Wahiawa, HI.
Karma: 0
Alan Hawkins wrote:
Oh, and Audio Slave is my build music of choice but when I dance it's the "shes a manic" dance from Flashdance...


GOOOOOO ALAN! :-D

_________________
"Viggie, Viggie! You've been a bad Monkey!"


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: January 21st, 2012, 12:07 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: September 27th, 2008, 12:18 pm
Posts: 6465
Location: Waynesville, NC
Karma: 137
Nice ideas!

_________________
Gareee's Budget packs: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7721
Gareee's Gozer Rooftop Minimate Playset: viewtopic.php?f=37&t=15783
Gareee's Life Sized Samhain: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=27466
Gareee's Trap builds: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15566


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2012, 2:47 pm 
Offline
Ghosthead

Joined: January 5th, 2002, 5:00 pm
Posts: 59
Location: Michigan
Karma: 0
Great progress shots!


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: January 24th, 2012, 4:57 am 
Offline
Ghosthead

Joined: November 6th, 2011, 7:26 am
Posts: 241
Karma: 16
Some fantastic work here! When I get my pack completed this will be my next project.


(+0)
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ] 
Share On: Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Digg Digg Share on MySpace MySpace Share on Delicious Delicious Share on Tumblr TumblrShare on Google+ Google+


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
 
© 1998-2011 Ghostbusters Fans & Ghostbusters Prop Archive - Created and Written by AJ Quick
"Ghostbusters" and "Ghost-Design" are registered Trademarks of Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
Send Ghostbusters Fans an Email - webmaster@gbfans.com - The Largest FIRST Robotics Archive - Jurassic Jeep - 65 Million Years in the Making - A. Quick CNC - 3 Axis Hobby CNC Routers