Here is the latest addition to my proton pack family.
I went out and bought my parts as soon as the first trailer hit. I have been excited about the movie for over a year, but as soon as I saw these packs in action I knew I would have to have one.
I’ll start with a parts list (as best I can remember.)
Motherboard from Spongeface. These are incredible. It’s really difficult to begin your build without a motherboard since everything is literally bolted to it. The slots on these makes mounting very easy, but I did have to drill some additional holes, specifically for mounting to my Alice Frame.
Not sure if Doug is going to do another run of these, but Joe Luna is, I believe, and either option is going to set your pack apart, and look amazing.
An Alice Frame isn’t accurate to the movie, but I chose to go with this option, and I was very happy. I painted the frame to bring out some of the copper color from the pack.
Here is the backpack that I harvested the straps from.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Outdoor-Hiking- ... SwhOVXext6
A list of the Hammond Boxes I used and their placements:
A. Hammond 1590N1
B. Hammond 1590N1 (Cut in Half)
C. Hammond 1550A (Under Custom Cover)
D. Hammond 1550Q
E. Hammond 1590N1 (Cut down)
Top to Bottom:
(All 3D printed parts are from Thomas Lemieux.)
- 3D Printed Top Display Box
- Hammond 1590N1
- Hammond 1590N1 (Cut in Half)
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... dot/1.html
(The dots come off with some light sanding.)
*Both the lower 1590N1 and the 1550A are supported by long bolts, supports, and Extender Nuts.
- 1/16” Custom Made Bracket
- Custom Made Nuclear Love Box
(Rough measurements. These were tweaked in the final construction.)
- Hammond 1550A
- Custom 1/8” Thick Aluminum Brace
- 3D Printed Lower Display
- 1/16” Thick Aluminum Brace Under Lower Display
- 2” by 2” Stainless Bracket (Used to keep drywall corners from suffering damage.)
- One of these things from the hardware store:
- Colander from the Dollar General Store
- Vinyl Tube wrapped Hanging Flower Basket
- 3/16” Copper tubing wrapped.
- Various and sundry wires.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Fox-Run-Craft ... 3=&veh=sem
Lined with Sheet Metal at the bottom.
(Upper Right Corner)
- Custom Valve Bracket
- ½” RUB Valve
- 9 Pin TE Connectivity Connectors
X 2 - http://www.newark.com/te-connectivity-a ... dp/73K4032
X 2 - http://www.newark.com/te-connectivity-a ... eElse_None
X 1 - http://www.newark.com/te-connectivity-a ... BN-44F8389
- Custom Gun Mount Bracket Out of 1/8” Aluminum
“Bumpers” are ½” Copper Pipe.
I used several different connectors:
- 6 X 45 Degree
- 3 X 90 Degree
- 3 X Caps
I went to Shapeways for my top Grill:
http://www.shapeways.com/product/E3UBGH ... d=59321632
(Loved the texture on this.)
- Ashcroft Valve attached to Hammond 1550Q
https://www.zoro.com/ashcroft-gauge-pre ... lsrc=aw.ds
- Boot for Ashcroft:
http://www.coleparmer.com/Product/Rubbe ... X-68334-90
- 3D Printed Circuit Board
- Computer Thumb Screws
- Gray Wire Boots
- Various Wires
- Orange USB Cell Phone Charging cable
Red Pointer Knob:
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... ter/1.html
Blue Pointer Knob:
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... ace/1.html
The handle with the Caution Stripe on top of the Cryogen Box is a Dowel rod with pipe over it.
Cryogen Box (with built in handle) is 3D printed. Rivets are real rivet heads.
Caution tape came from Lowes.
Rod holding barrel cup is ½” rod. Held on with ½” Split Shaft Collars.
Barrel Cup is ¾” SMC AN500-06 Silencer/ Muffler.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-3-8 ... /205854141
Wires for Gun Hose:
Home Depot “18-4 UL Sprinkler Wire Burial”
(Pull out rubber insert.)
Gun Body came from Jason Murphy. A work of art!
For the rear handle I used 1” Conduit, for the front Barrel I used a piece of 1 ¼” pipe I found lying around at work. Have no idea what it’s supposed to be used for, but it drilled out easily enough and is pretty lightweight.
For the Gun Grips I used this stuff:
https://www.versimold.com/products/blac ... 3-lbs-puck
It’s easy to use, and very versatile.
Synchrotron lights are 4 of these:
and one of these:
As for the build itself, there was a lot of trial, error, frustration, blood, sweat and tears. I literally have a scar from mounting the MoBo to the Alice Frame. Use caution when drilling through metal and don’t put your arm on the other side!
Here are a few pics of my build process:
A few little things that I would pass along, I re-formed the faraday cage to better match the screen used cage. The weathering is very important for this build. My pics show how the gun goes from a silvery silly thing to a for real proton gun with a bit of weathering.
I am absolutely not saying that this is the be all, end all build thread, or that all this information is 100% accurate. This is just what got me to where I am on this build.
I wanted to give a special mention to Thomas Lemieux for his massive help on this build. I have been able to go to him with help, or advice at every turn. Now go check out his build thread and see how it should be done.
If anyone has any questions I would be happy to help in any way I can.
"Boy this equipment's heavy..."