Split in half after seaming then the sides shaved down.
Sides finished with old cap design
Taped together with seam spacer
PVC for ring
Bottom boxes finished
Boxes and ring test fitted
Motor and holder
Test fitted motor
Fins and key laser cut and positioned
Also laser cut styrene side panels
2nd cap build because the first was incorrect
All pieces together
http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... 42&t=31992
Ah, just saw on the Reference section there's a link to Cyland's page. I'll steal from him so I don't have to print screen, paste, and host a new image.
Cool, also right there showing the Giga in a stationary position.
The LEDs must be blinking at a pretty consistent rate, because they aren't solid when the inner dome is rotating or else it'd just be a solid red line. Seems to be 4 total columns of the LED's. And they look to be set in the inner dome, not a hole in the dome w/ light shining through.
Damn, should've gone through more of Cylands page before typing. Great image of the inner-dome for the G.M.
So likely the design isn't actually LED's per-say. I forget that the props were made in what, 1982, 83? Possibly some light pipe, like optical fiber. Light shining through them from their base inside the dome.
*edit*Ah, gotcha. Went thru whole G.M. page. Thought these were somehow pictures of the actual prop he got to dissect. Turned out its from a prop replica he made. Impressive work.
I can envision the possiblity of this design, going to see if I can put it into words. The base of those microphones is circular. And they have an outter "wall" so-to-speak that raises up, as shown in this image.
What can be done is drill a small hole through that "wall" and have a metal rod slide through it [insert "that's what she said" joke]. This allows simplistic flexibility with the design, because as the microphone would rotate the exact width between their bases and these holes would get farther apart when the mics separate, and then closer width as the mics return. But since the rods are freely sliding through a hole, and not in a fixated position like a peg or a bolt... then that little differentiation between their width will be inconsequential. These 2 rods will be connected to a T. At the base of the T will be a Linear Actuator, not pictured though.
That is if I can locate a micro linear actuator servo that does a very minimal amount of travel. Found one that does 20mm, but that in inches is 3/4 inch. Don't know if it'd need that much travel to get the Microphone tops to spread as little as they do. Or that might be just how much is needed. I dunno yet.
I decided to just spend the money and bought a Realistic Stereo Microphone #33-1065 for $30. Oh well, can't find them anywhere else, need to get one so I can butcher it for this prop. When I get it in the mail I'll see if this design concept is possible with a quicky mock-up. If it works then I'll start servo shopping.
look at Cylands drawing and you should be able to figure it out.
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