Limited Run 2nd run open: Domed glass case stand for Trooper Trent's floating Jedi Training Remote

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zapwizard

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Status: the group buy is open for a second limited run of 10 units. Details below.

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If you are lucky enough to own one of Trooper_trent's amazing Floating Jedi Training Remotes, then you know that it deserves some protection. After all it is not easy to dust off a spinning ball. The slightest bump can send the remote crashing into the base.

Why put a spherical device into a square plastic box? Instead put it under a cool sci-fi looking solid glass dome instead!

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About the stand:
I have worked hard on the design of this stand. I 3D modeled the entire thing and then prototyped four times. All with the goal of making it easy for you folks to put together. The base is made from thin layers of plywood and is very solid. I used screw-on rubber feet so they will never fall off or creep away. An internal lip ensures the glass won't fall off without requiring the base to be wider than the glass. The tapered design helps keep the base hidden and enhances the display of the remote. The included brushed aluminum label is permanently laser etched, and has a cool silver/black Star Wars look. The base has vents to allow heat to escape from the electronics. A special cutout on one side allows the cord to connect to the base.

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Second run of 10 units open!
Notes on the 2nd run:
  • The metal label is no longer included (Sorry I ran out of bulk material for this)
  • Only available pre-assembled
How much does it cost (US shipping included):
$60 $75

Items you need to source yourself:
  • Glass display dome cloche
    • The glass dome normally costs $46 on Amazon. Order the 8x8 dome, without the base. Amazon P/N: B006XIQILS
    • The glass domes are hand-blown glass. I have ordered three of them so far. All of them were of great quality. The only variance was the position of the thicker portion of glass at the top of the dome, and a few micro-bubbles. The glass is 1/8" (3.2mm) thick.
  • Trooper Trent's Jedi Training Remote and magnetic base
  • Shipping cost if outside the U.S. (See later in thread)
  • Torx T30 bit to drive the screws into the base.
What you are getting from me:
  • A stand made from layers of high quality birch plywood, and painted flat-black to match the magnetic base.
  • A pre-assembled and painted stand. (Sorry kits are no longer offered)
  • 4x Self-tapping screws to hold the magnetic base to the stand.
  • The stand has four rubber feet, held using screws to ensure the feet never fall off.
  • Shipping via USPS flat rate medium box inside the U.S.
Dimensions:
If placing the remote on a shelf ensure you have enough space overhead to remove the glass. As Trooper_trent recommends: Powering the remote on an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a good idea.
  • Diameter: 8 inches (20.3cm)
  • Height including glass: 9 inches (23cm)
  • Minimum height required to remove the glass. This requires tilting the glass while lifting: 12 inches (30.5cm)
  • Minimum height require to remove glass straight up: 16 inches (40.6cm)
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Shipping:
I will be shipping these via a USPS flat rate (medium box). If you are outside the US; I will calculate actual shipping cost via either USPS or UPS. I don't control these costs so please take that into account when ordering. Note: I won't fudge any customs paperwork on your behalf. The box will ship from 78620, Texas, USA. You should be able to estimate your costs based on that information and the flat rate box size. If you are outside the USA: Please PM me with your shipping address so I can calculate the shipping cost. If you order more than one kit: Subtract $13.80 from your total, as I can ship multiple units in the same box.

Payment and time frame:
Payment will be accepted via Paypal. Please list as "goods and services" on Paypal. This gives me your address, as well as allowing me to send you a tracking number for the shipment. Please mention your RPF handle as comment. I am requesting prepayment. I will try to build and ship each kit within a week of the order.

First run details:
This group buy will be open until May 10th 2020. Payment will be due by May 15th. The quantity items will then be ordered, and the parts laser cut. I estimate shipment around May 23rd.


Interested, but not committed:
You may post that you are interested without committing, and I will send you a request near the end of the run. If you do commit, but then don't produce payment by the date above your name will be listed below.

Label options:
Labels are not available on the 2nd run.


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Signups:

Pre-assembled commitment:

#1 Trooper_trent. -Label 4, You get the one I built in the video for free!. Thanks for making this awesome prop design!
#2 & #3 2x PhantomPickle -Paid, Labels 2 & 4, Shipped
#4 & #5 2x the Pawn -Paid, Labels 2 & 4, Shipped
#6 1x Mpops89[/USER -Paid, Label 2, Shipped
#7 1x VicForce -Paid, Label 2, Shipped
#8 1x [USER=158397]Saranac
- Paid, Label 2, Shipped
#9 1x JediJohn182, Label 1 -Paid, Shipped
#10 1x Studio Kitbash, Label 2 _Paid, Shipped
#11 & #12 Airasys, 1 Pre-assembled, 1 Kit. Labels 2 & 4 -Paid, Shipped
#13 enaswede, Label 3 -Paid, Shipped
#14 ventuoguy - Paid (need to know what label), Shipped
#15 Pfockerchief Paid -Label 2, Shipped
#17 therooster - Paid, Label 4 (sorry labels were already etched), Shipped
#17 fonzie22 - Paid, Label 4, Shipped
#18 mrwax - Paid, Label 4, Shipped
#19 eanwood - Paid, Label 4, Shipped
#20 markpoon - Paid, Label 4, Shipped
#21 Punisher96 - Paid, Label 4, Shipped

Second run of ten units
#22 jamiemp -Paid, Shipped
#23 shull24 -Paid, Shipped
#24 kitjunky -Paid, Shipped
#25 jedimax -Paid, Shipped
#26 -Ready to ship
#27 -Ready to ship
#28
#29
#30
#31
 

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zapwizard

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Bump: I know there are more remotes out there collecting dust (not cause they are not on display, but because they are on a shelf in the open)
 

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Airasys

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Very nice work! I am trying to locate either a built remote or kit so I would be interested be interested in one of your dome kits. If anyone has one of the floating remotes/ kits for sale please let me know.

Thanks!
 

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zapwizard

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As Trooper_trent said: The price on the glass domes is almost $15 cheaper than when I started this post. Get them before the Amazon algorithm notices.

At the request of VicForce, I have come up with a few different label options to choose from. If you want something other than the default shown in the first post please select from below.

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VicForce

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As Trooper_trent said: The price on the glass domes is almost $15 cheaper than when I started this post. Get them before the Amazon algorithm notices.

At the request of VicForce, I have come up with a few different label options to choose from. If you want something other than the default shown in the first post please select from below.

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I’m loving that Label Option 2
 

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If I can get one of each, I'd like label option 2 and 4. If that's not possible, two of label option 4 then.

Thanks again for doing this run.
 

zapwizard

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Last call...

Most have paid, but as I originally laid out, you have until May 15th to produce payment. I have finalized the CAD files, and the materials are on order.
 

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