Another member with a first time pack build.
Long story short, I was 8 when GBI hit the theaters, and I was a ghostbuster with my cardboard homemade pack for Halloween for several years running. Had the toys, watched the cartoon, etc, etc....
Here I am 34 years later with the fabrication skills I need to build a real true to the movie pack.
Just not the budget to buy all the pre made parts to build one easily.
so my build will be a lot of fab and scratch build.
Here's the rundown so far.
I already have an A.L.I.C.E. Pack, so I will be robbing the frame for this project.
I found a piece of aluminum in the scrap hopper that was just big enough to trace out Stephan's motherboard specs and cut out. so that is done.
I searched the net for a smoking deal on a fiberglass shell and bumper, but it was all a bit more than I really wanted to spend, so I decided i was going to build a pattern and make a fiberglass mold myself.
But then I got turned on to 3D printing parts. So last week I ordered a Creality CR10 3D printer. (It was only 50$ more than the fiberglass shell would have cost!!!) and I have spent the rest of the week getting comfortable printing small parts and tweaking settings.
As of last night I have started printing proton pack parts. I'm using a combination of sources for the models. I have no computer modeling skills myself, so I am grateful for fellow members helping me get set up with what I need, and also Thingiverse is a good place to look.
I plan to only print the basics of the shell. all the tubes and such will be made from aluminum, because I can TIG weld.
the thrower I hope to make from aluminum as well.
Resistors will either be resin or printed
I hope to get a real Clippard for the thrower, but the one on the pack can be resin.
I have not decided on lights and sounds, but I would like to build my own system as much as I can. I have the electronics skills, but have never played with an Aurduino or Rasberry Pi.
Anyway, that's where I'm at. I'll post pics soon
Any advice is welcome.
I have no plans of what I'm going to do with this once it's built. I just know I need to build it.