Another tricorder...

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Mr. Nagata, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. Mr. Nagata

    Mr. Nagata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I just finished another tricorder buildup. This one's a Mark VI (The 3rd and 4th season version). A little different than the Mark VII. Aside from the hand scanner and scanner pocket, the graphics are a lighter brownish color and the screen graphic is different. Special thanks to Matt Munson for the info about his screen-used Mark VI on his website (It really comes in handy, so please keep it up. We (or I) appreciate it).

    One other detail. I added a SOUND module to this one. It's too cool. Now I feel like going back and adding sound to all my other props. The sound is triggered when the magnetic reed switch in the top is disengaged. There is a second reed switch in the area between the door and the main body that's triggered when the tricorder is open. When the tricorder closes, the "closing" ratchet sound is engaged.

    Here's a little movie so you can see it in action:

    http://mercury.walagata.com/w/rnags/Props/...vitricorder.mov

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  2. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    Very nice. The Mark XI & XIIs are my favorites.

    :)
     
  3. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice job--I have one very similar to that

    It has sound FX and animated LED's like yours- do you know which verson/ season this one is from?

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  4. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Playschool. Great build up dude. is that a rodd.com kit?? Looks phenomenal, and glad to hear that my website can be of help.

    All of these beautiful, brand new looking tricorders make me think it might be time to pick up some of these rodd.com kits myself and add "As first built by" Mark VI and VII tricorders to the collection. Great stuff, and very inspirational dude.
     
  5. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bastard. I just noticed the title of this thread.... I should have read it before I posted nice things. I take it all back... your tricorder is NO WAY better than mine..... :)
     
  6. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    :lol :lol :lol
     
  7. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Sr Member

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    OMG that is soooo cool, the SFX make that piece...

    SAS
     
  8. KarlBud420

    KarlBud420 Well-Known Member

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    I've never been a Trek guy but I agree with Sidwinder, the FX on that little * are way cool. Very nice LED lights, the flashing pattern is mesmerizing :lol , and the sounds for the opening, closing and in use are very high quality.

    Congrats on your new piece.

    Bruce
     
  9. Tripper

    Tripper Sr Member

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    Looks Awesome..
     
  10. trekprops.de

    trekprops.de Well-Known Member

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    VERY nice. Great job. :)
     
  11. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    I've got a bad case of tricorder envy.

    Jay
     
  12. Tripper

    Tripper Sr Member

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    Hey Pauleysolo, what you have is a Mk IX Tricorder. I can't see the scanner lights so I can't tell you what series its from.
     
  13. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice job.

    You are giving Ed a run for his Money on Building those Trics. ;) :lol
     
  14. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Eh, my Coyle Trek III has you all beat. B)

    [​IMG]

    And no it isn't so don't ask. :D

    - k
     
  15. rad1701

    rad1701 Sr Member

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    Great stuff guys. Drooling here. ;)
     
  16. masterjedi322

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    Fantastic work yet again, Ryan. 'Gives me plenty of inspiration to finish up all my kits. :)

    Sean
     
  17. Mr. Nagata

    Mr. Nagata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks. The other tricorders you guys posted are awesome.

    Matt, this tricorder and the Mark VII medical in my other thread are both Rodd.com kits. They're addicting to build. I feel like getting another mark VII science just for the hell of it.

    And mine IS better. I don't care if yours was touched by the grease paint-covered fingers of Brent Spiner. Mine has sound.
     
  18. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh yeah?? Well, what mine lack in sound, they make up for in sheer numbers. nayner nayner.. :)

    Either way, that's a sweet frickin' tricorder. I've been seriously contemplating getting a few of those rodd.com kits. I should get on it before they sell out, or shut down again.
     
  19. mgoob

    mgoob Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's a DS9 & Voyager Mark X, I believe.
    May have been used in Generations as well.
     
  20. mgoob

    mgoob Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ryan: nice buildup: good graphics & paintjob.

    Did the electronics come from Rodd.com also?

    And could you tell us how difficult the electronics were to install in the kit.
    Thanks.
     
  21. masterjedi322

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    Actually Generations used the Mark VII tricorder. The Mark IX/Xs weren't seen in the films until First Contact.

    Sean
     
  22. Stormleader

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    Also, if IIRC- the Mark X's from First Contact/Insurrection have different colored scanner LEDs.

    God, I'm such a nerd. :lol
     
  23. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the clarification guys-- so many tricorders- so little time...
     
  24. RedTwoX

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    I've never been a big Trek fan (liked TNG the best of all the series), but those are some really nice tricorders. Perhaps one tricorder wouldn't hurt me... my buddies who are big Trekkies would go nuts.
     
  25. irishjedi

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    VERY nice - details on the electronics, please.

    Todd
     
  26. Mr. Nagata

    Mr. Nagata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm not sure if the maker of the electronics wants me to post his info, but it's the guy who did them for the show, FWIW. I wrote him an email asking if it's okay, so I'll get back to you. If you REALLY want to know, just PM me. I'm sure that wouldn't be a problem. That's how I got in touch with him :p

    The installation varied. The Mark VII science was a snap. The medical was a bit trickier because there were so many seperate boards and it was a bit difficult to reach the areas in the scanner pocket. The Mark VI science was a bit tougher because of the limited space created by the scanner pocket and the addition of the sound module. I had to get a little creative with where I put things.

    And for your viewing pleasure, here are a few more movies.

    My medical tricorder in action:
    http://mercury.walagata.com/w/rnags/Props/Medical.mov

    Mark VII Science:
    http://mercury.walagata.com/w/rnags/Props/MarkVIIScience.mov

    Another one of the Mark VI featuring the scanner:
    http://mercury.walagata.com/w/rnags/Props/MarkVIScience.mov

    And lastly, my hero cobrahead phaser (a MUST SEE.)
    http://mercury.walagata.com/w/rnags/Props/Cobrahead.mov
     
  27. trekprops.de

    trekprops.de Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the videos, they're cool. Hey, you destroyed your Cobrahead. :p

    PM sent about the electronics...
     
  28. Mr. Nagata

    Mr. Nagata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    PM replied to. I'm going out of town for a few days, so forgive me if I don't respond to anything until Thursday.

     
  29. Mr. Nagata

    Mr. Nagata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The maker of the electronics was Brian Makepeace who built them for the show and now does stuff through Roddenberry.com. His email is propelectronics@roddenberry.com. The tricorder electronics are not currently offered through rodd.com though.
     

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