2001: A Space Odyssey HAL 9000 deactivation key


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My attempt at a HAL 9000 deactivation key. I based my design off of AP-333’s key and did a scratch build of the body in shapr3d to CNC it from 6061 aluminum. Press fit a standard Burg-Wachter E7 key and done.

Messed up one body by drilling slightly off center for the key as I didn’t leave a lot of wiggle room on either side of the shaft.

I think my dimensions are a little off (too thin and I feel like I tapered too narrow toward the top) and still needs some finishing work but I’m happy with the result.


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