I'm new here, but I've been building props for a while, and I'm sure many of you don't frequent the GBFans forums, so I thought some of you might like to see some of the props I've built over the past couple years.
This first batch of props are my PKE meters.
These started out with my Real Ghostbusters style meter, which I based on the concept sketches from the cartoon, and painted with a more realistic color scheme similar to the RGB meter in the basement of the firehouse in the video game:
This first batch had a shell made from basswood, and an antenna made from a turnbuckle, a cabinet latch, two shaft collars, two aluminum threaded posts, four stainless washers & four rubber washers, two shaft collars, two 1/2" set screws, and a couple bic pens. The screen is clear acrylic, with a laster printed overhead transparency behind it.
The electronics inside was a simple 555 circuit driving a 4017 decade counter and a piezo buzzer:
Here's a video of the PKE in action:
YouTube - Real Ghostbusters Style PKE Meter - Ghost Detecting