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    Nov 12, 2010, 1:11 AM - TRON LEGACY: ID Disc :: Small Update #1

    Hello all, Started part 2 of my Identity Disc project. My friend created the original thread before I had membership, so I am going to continue it here.
    The original thread: http://www.therpf.com/f9/tron-legacy...rogress-82836/

    So it's been some time since any updates, and frankly I haven't been working on it. Working full force on MiB3 has been exhausting. But alas, I have focused long enough to reach stage 2.

    Here is the interior of the halve pathed and ready for machining.



    I will take some more pictures when I get to work in the morning, hopefully the interior will be finished and I didn't break an endmill somewhere during the process!
    Last edited by nexnox; Dec 16, 2010 at 11:51 PM.
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    Nov 12, 2010, 12:49 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc Progress Pt.2 #2

    Interior done. Picture linked.

    I have now flipped the part and am machining the top surface.
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    Nov 12, 2010, 4:34 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc Progress Pt.2 #3

    Exterior Machining Pictures
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    Nov 12, 2010, 4:36 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc Progress Pt.2 #4

    Machining Done, Pretty much ready to mold. Just a little fringe to cleanup. feels delicate, but thats the Renshape. The plastic will feel more rigid.
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    Nov 12, 2010, 5:25 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #5

    Oh that looks awesome!
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    Nov 12, 2010, 11:40 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #6

    This is gonna be so cool when it's done!!
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    Nov 13, 2010, 12:20 AM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #7

    Here is a video of the machine putting in the detail lines.
    YouTube - Tron Identity Disc Detail engraving
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    Nov 13, 2010, 12:57 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #8

    WOW! That is looking amazing.

    Are you gonna be figuring out all of the lighting as well? Are these gonna be made up to the screen used durability?

    Since the guy who worked on MIB1 and 2 made the actual discs... you are gonna have to show us what you are made of! LOL! JK!

    Seriously though, this is very exciting. I almost bought a couple of the toys to mod but I know the size diff would eventually bother me and that soon someone would have something more accurate.

    Really hope you offer kits.

    What materials will the final product be made from?
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    Nov 15, 2010, 3:33 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #9

    Great project!

    Glad that the usual "I want one!" posts are not made, since they´d violate the Member guidelines
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    Nov 15, 2010, 4:49 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #10

    That is a fantastic looking prop! incredible detail can't wait to see it finished
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    Nov 15, 2010, 8:40 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #11

    ManfromNaboo said: View Post
    Glad that the usual "I want one!" posts are not made, since they´d violate the Member guidelines
    Well, of course all those of us who saw the original in the theater want one. But it's a tough economy, and I just don't have the time to devote to doing it right. Like this one.

    Awesome job, man!
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    Nov 16, 2010, 11:39 AM - #12

    Small update, sprayed primer. Box for mold is being built and I have made the split boards. I hope to pour one side of the silicone today.
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    Nov 16, 2010, 12:18 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #13

    Soo effin' cool!

    Looking forward to the progress on this!
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    Nov 16, 2010, 12:23 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #14

    great item.
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    Nov 16, 2010, 12:30 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #15

    Very nice. How inaccurate are the toy ones out of curiosity. I got the deluxe one and its okay but until i see more pics hard to tell. I can't wait to see more of these.
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    Nov 16, 2010, 1:23 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #16

    cobalt crimson said: View Post
    Very nice. How inaccurate are the toy ones out of curiosity. I got the deluxe one and its okay but until i see more pics hard to tell. I can't wait to see more of these.
    I like to think that what I am making is as close to accurate as possible.

    User Nickytea posted this picture on the old thread.


    as you can see the center hole looks a lot smaller and the "body" looks a lot wider. But this is the "flying" one.

    I hear that the deluxe disc is about an inch smaller, I haven't measured it. But I have held one (in it's packaging at Disneyland,) Of course I am biased but It didn't feel right.

    Also, I understand that depending on the Prop, time-frame, and budget certain shortcuts will be made in the manufacturing. Creating less then ideal flaws/design elements. i.e. I feel that the rare earth magnets would have preferred to not be seen. but without the time to design an elaborate mounting mechanism, these had to suffice.
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    Nov 16, 2010, 1:54 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #17

    Yes, the thrower and the deluxe are both wrong in different ways. Yours looks about perfect nex!

    And for whatever reason the magnets are visable... I personally like em!

    What materials are these gonna be made of? Are they gonna be pretty tough like the screen used were? Any ideas on lighting?

    Can you tell I'm excited???
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    Nov 18, 2010, 10:47 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc ::Out of CNC:: #18

    Quick update:
    Primed and sanded the Disc, got it into a mold, mold is done. Gonna pour the first part tomorrow, AM hopefully.

    Attached Pics.
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    Nov 19, 2010, 1:43 AM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc :: Mold Pics #19

    How is ISS treating you?
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    Nov 19, 2010, 4:37 AM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc :: Mold Pics #20

    This is coming along VERY nicely. Can't wait for the pics of your fist pull.
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    Nov 19, 2010, 8:41 AM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc :: Mold Pics #21

    Bowelrock said: View Post
    How is ISS treating you?
    Ok, but it gets a bit boring up here. Here is a cool pic though!


    but alas, I don't technically work for ISS.
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    Nov 19, 2010, 8:49 AM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc :: Mold Pics #22

    Awesomesauce!! Can't wait to see the final product!
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    Nov 19, 2010, 9:01 AM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc :: Mold Pics #23

    I just discovered this thread and I'm in awe. This looks fantastic!!!!!
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    Nov 19, 2010, 2:21 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc :: Mold Pics #24

    haha renshape and box molds made me think ya did.
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    Nov 20, 2010, 3:35 PM - Re: TRON LEGACY: Identity Disc :: Mold Pics #25

    Bubble, Bubble, Toil, and Trouble.

    First few pulls where full of bubbles. But we have a method that looks good now. Although we are pulling these out of a high-impact plastic, I don't think they will have the durability illustrated of the screen used ones. But that may change with the other half included and all finished.

    Some pics attached.

    Now I have to get on the LEDs. For the "blade" lighting I need to test out my LED driver, then design the circuit board to hold them and the LEDs.

    To recap a bit, I am planing on 7 drivers and circuit boards for the blade, each driver will control 8 LEDs. This will allow me to sequence them and hopefully pulse them to help preserve battery life.
    For example, I turn on the first LED of each segment for a fraction of a second. Then the second LED while the first goes off and so on. this will result in only 7 LEDs being on at once vs all 56. There will be noticeable motion with this, but depending on the sequence I think It will bring a cool pulsing life to the disc.

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