I’d like to give you a challenge, can you design a sound PCB with a loudspeaker with a touch switch that be fit into a TNG or VOY combadge?
The power button cell would be that of a either V364 or a cell used in hearing aids.
Outside of already being challenged enough, that would be beyond my abilities.
Once the Thinkgeek bluetooth combadge is available, you could pull the guts from it.
Making me dizzy
I made several of these but used 7.4 volt Canon camcorder rechargeable batteries instead of the 9 volt. Either will work fine.
TWOK2 [Converted].ai (84.1 KB)
MkVI Medical Top
This one is my design to fit the HMS casting. It is independent of the tricorder having it’s own 6 volt battery and switch. I’ve used the bullet catches as contacts to the tricorder battery but that can be iffy and this way is as production.
Sorry for the pocket camera video quality but…
Firstly, thanks to Buddahaid for providing these. So if I wanted to have someone make one of these circuits for me, what sort of place would I go to?
GMProps , or one of the many electronics “guru’s” or really anyone well versed in ‘through the hole’ construction, I put myself in the last category, as I am not a professional electronics engineer, but I can muddle through and build a circuit.
Amazing wealth of knowledge… I’m looking to mod my playmates tng tricorder… is there a thread or schematic here for that? I’ve seen a kit to purchase but think I could do more for cheaper with a little guidance from a community like this…
I’m working on that one and may have it posted later today, or in the next few days. It’s a not too complicated variation on the same basic parts used above.
I have a feeling I may be getting an amateur trial by fire lesson in electronics in my near future. I do plenty of tinkering and my grandfather is an electrical engineer- so hopefully we won’t be flying too blindly!
We’ve all burned our fingers at this. It’s just part of the charm and never really goes away so don’t get discouraged.
The best part about building prop circuits is that there’s none of the stress of needing to make them look pretty. Doesn’t matter if the construction is less than elegant. They either work or they don’t, and then they get hidden away inside the prop!
I used to use chips punched through cardboard pinpoint wired with Kaynar.
Those were the days
Arduino? Ha. The old fashioned way is the best
Agreed. Transients disapear with that value
Cannon. Radio Shack Experimenter Books
Unless you’re talking about an artillery piece, the term is “canon” with two "n"s, not three (meaning authoritative, official).
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