Computer Discs for tricorder


#1

I have all my parts together for my first tric.

I am happy with all the parts except the computer discs I would like to tweak. I am realizing probably more than one of you have already been down this rabbit hole.

The computer discs I got with my parts is a tube with even grooves. Legend has it that the one disc was removable at the far right.


As per this photo you can see at least a wider groove at the end of the row. This is actually the edition of Tric I want to build. I have collected the jeweled crowns, got a leather strap, grill and the flat handles I can cut no problem I think. I have all the rest. I was lucky to come across some upgrades etc. Here is the original parts and I have as I said upgraded odds and ends to go with these glorious pieces.

I had some friends at a local machine shop help me draw a cad for the pieces as I imagine it. I shrunk each disc just a little and kept the same gap. Then have one separate disc the same dimension.

Anyone have any thoughts on this being the best guess for all this. I got quotes for machining OMG very expensive…sigh. One or two which is all I need would be pricey. 6 or 8 get to be reasonable but about 100.00 per set. Grrrrr and that’s with me supplying the 1.25 inch solid aluminum rod which I already have gotten.

Maybe someone already makes these or… I want it to look like the photo with a wider gap and removable disc. Thank god this is an OCD forum or else you guys would make fun of me. Go ahead actually :slight_smile: I also luckily have a friend that is sending me a disc row that is made from solid aluminum so I could just go easy and cut the last disc off carefully and see if that works.


#2

Looks like a fun project. Did you get all the parts made? -SGT


#3

I think you seek Master Pielock. He’s done trics with the removable disc before…


#4

I’ve made three or four, data drums I can’t remember exactly. One had a wider groove at the end to simulate the removable disc. They are a real pain for my skill level and I’m sorry Dave but I won’t do it again.


#5

Dave,

Very cool that you are going to make the removable disc. Love that…

A suggestion…

You don’t have to make new pull handles. Use the included handles backwards. That’s what I did. You may need to sand down the thickness of the rounded side of the pull and sand the thickness of the door insert but it works quite well.


#6

Here’s my version, finished just in the last couple of weeks. And my attempt at recreating wah’s pic.


#7

Thing of beauty Larry.


#8

Thanks Joe. This is my second TMOST build.


#9

Dude that is so smart looking!


#10

Pro tip


#11

Hey @JoeB this is all about fun for me. Would never want you to if it was a grind. (Pun intended)


#12

I know but Pielock has his hands full right now … I was trying to solve it without bothering the master :slight_smile:


#13

I understand. Best of luck with your endeavor!


#14

@LostinTrek Your tricorder is beautiful. -SGT


#15

That’s the buddy price for sure. For “onzies” (a one-off prototype if you wish) I figure a day of time per part, or small set like this, with time and overhead I try to get as close to $800/job as possible.

I just ran the T-Jets; 500 pcs. in proper aluminum, flew out of the machine like bullets LOL. I’m bringing some to the Shatner weekend when I fly up.

I am considering running all the other Tricorder stuff late this year. Just need to find the time to do the STEP/IGS files. So little time; so many props. I can then help you then at a much better price point.

:sunglasses:


#16

my other handle is startrekguy 2012 with the same avatar…


#17

Okay got the parts in! Love em! So purty!!!


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#19

Very nice addition for your tricorder Dave!


#20

Looking cool Dave.