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By Cole Funstuff
#4901891
Sorry everyone, I just got all my gear set back up now that we're moved into the house. I plan to dive back into this project but need to get re-situated with where I shoved all my hardware. I hope to have something in the next couple weeks since it's going to be below zero outside the next couple days. Nothing else to do other than 3D printing and Python programming!
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By DerGrundel
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#4901932
Is it possible to download these plans to print off on a 3D printer?
He posted a link in his fifth post on page 1.

https://cad.onshape.com/documents/7d22a ... a0bdb28b75

You have to sign up with OnShape, then you can export each component.

Speaking of which, I've been printing this beauty up, too. Here it is so far: Image
By Tamhain
#4901996
Looking to score a Matty collector PKe Meter. Pretty scarce right now even on EvilBay. There is only 1 and they are asking for $400 which i can’t bring myself to spend on this. I am open to 3D printed kits or resin cast DIY kits. Actually would prefer them. Any help would be great
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By Kingpin
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#4902002
Looking to score a Matty collector PKe Meter. Pretty scarce right now even on EvilBay. There is only 1 and they are asking for $400 which i can’t bring myself to spend on this. I am open to 3D printed kits or resin cast DIY kits. Actually would prefer them. Any help would be great
This isn't really the topic to be asking that, as Cole hasn't made any indications of printing a movie-style PKE. Your best bet might be to make a similar post in the Wanted sub-forum.
By Tamhain
#4902007
“This isn't really the topic to be asking that, as Cole hasn't made any indications of printing a movie-style PKE. Your best bet might be to make a similar post in the Wanted sub-forum“

Sorry I am new to the site and forum. Not to sure on how to navigate. Found Folks discussing PKE meters and figured I could get help and not have the “Forum Police” come and correct me. Sorry to disturb your forum
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By Kingpin
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#4902013
figured I could get help and not have the “Forum Police” come and correct me.
It can be considered poor form to pop into a topic and ask to buy something that the original poster may not be selling, this can sometimes be referred to as hijacking it... You may find this to be case on a number of other forums that feature marketplaces. I'm sure you'll also find that there aren't many forums out there that don't have "Forum Police". I don't feel I was particularly unreasonable, but the reception can vary from person to person. :)

I'm not presently aware of anyone offering printed movie PKE Meter shells, although I have seen some people make them in the past. The most active for sale topics are towards the top of the first page of the For Sale section, this is the most likely spot a topic offering PKE shells will appear if anything ends up being listed in the near future.
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By Tamhain
#4902018
“I'm not presently aware of anyone offering printed movie PKE Meter shells, although I have seen some people make them in the past. The most active for sale topics are towards the top of the first page of the For Sale section, this is the most likely spot a topic offering PKE shells will appear if anything ends up being listed in the near future“

While correcting my poor forum etiquette you inadvertently helped me out on what I wanted to know. I should have worded my initial question more clear. I know the discussion was for an entirely different style Meter, just figured folks discussing PKE meters no matter the design would be able to point me in the right direction. Thanks
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By doctorevil30564
#4902565
If you don't mind using them, thingverse has several nice 3D printed plans and you can send the files to be printed from their website. I did this to buy the 3d printed parts to make this listing along with all of the recommended components,etc. from ebay and amazon. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2338494
If I can get mine to look half as good as the one that is shown in the linked youtube video I'll be happy.
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By Cole Funstuff
#4909716
Hey Cole, any update on this thing? Dying to build one.
Not as much as I'd like, I've been doing some small changes but haven't really had the time to fine tune the rest of the details.

The remaining things I need to finalize are:
  • Raspberry Pi code
  • Internal mounting layout
  • Antenna wing design (wiring, mechanics)
  • Actually print and assemble a prototype
I'm hoping as winter rolls around I'll have less of a reason to be outside and will end up spending more time in front of the computer and 3D printer. Sorry to everyone who's been waiting on me, life keeps getting more and more hectic it seems!

I'll be sure to post progress as I make it. The source is, as always, available for others to work off of as well in case you need something sooner.
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By timeware
#4909799
I'm like a click away from buying my first printer and my list of to do projects just keeps getting taller and taller. This is on my top ten prints list for sure. I was looking at the display screen and thought a fun way to boot up the PKE meter would be to mimic the blue screen of the commodore 64. Since it was a popular computer while RGB was still on air.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVEQua5bADs
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By Cole Funstuff
#4911044
Making some progress now that it's getting cold out...

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I'm trying to swap to a linear servo to help save space on the inside of the PKE since it's running out quickly. This is a small 1.5g servo that shows some promise. I've ordered a 2.9g one as well since the current one can struggle at times, and I don't have any LEDs or wires attached to it yet.

I'm still learning Pygame but have re-gathered my ideas and have been making progress there. Hopefully I can get the last of the electronics finalized so that I can focus entirely on the software side. Once the servos are done, all that's left is wiring up the buttons and potentiometers.

More to come!
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By Cole Funstuff
#4911047
Are you going to share any of the codes for the raspberry pie you're putting into rhis?
Of course! I plan to post the source code as well as an image for an SD card people could flash if they didn't want to mess with any code. I'm keeping it private until I have more bugs worked out so that someone doesn't accidentally get their hands on an un-finished version.
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By NotSabbat
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#4911058
Looking good! In the comic, Egon uses a RGB PKE meter sometimes. Makes me want to hang one from my belt. Even better if it has cool effects!
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By DerGrundel
Supporting Member
#4911059
I'm very happy to see you continuing work on this project. So very many of us have dreamed of making quality RGB PKE Meters like this!
By Rowan J. Zweig
#4911196
This is so AWESOME to see this project continuing! I've been wanting to make something like this for a while. I'm excited to see someone tackle it! Can't wait to see you further your progress!
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