This thread is to document my build of the fine Logan's Run : Deep Sleep Gun kit from Nicksdad.
For this project, I will be adding a Blaster Core v3 from Plecter Labs to provide the lights and sound effects desired. The BCv3 will be powered by dual 14450 Li-Ion batteries. I have not decided which LED I will use for the barrel flash effects at this time. I am leaning toward a Luxeon or Cree 3-watt Blue running at 700mA. I may also add small LEDs to simulate the TV version power settings. Not sure about that yet.
Here is the kit from Nicksdad...
When I received the kit, I was worried. The box looked like Ace Ventura had gotten ahold of it. It was beat up pretty bad, thanks USPS! But it was well packaged and all parts were bubble wrapped.
So I lay everything out and start thinking about where to place everything.
I wanted to possibly put the batteries in the rear gas chamber but after further observations, the required number of cells will not fit. Short of having a battery custom made, they have to go someplace else. Looking at the hand grips, with some minor modification, both the batteries and BC will fit in this area. With some minor drilling, a recharge port could also be added.
After modifying the hand grips, the only things left to do is solder the connections and program the BC.