HAL 9000 Tricorder

Macnmike

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My Favorite Things​

At the end of Star Trek: The Original Series (Season 2), Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968.

I was aged 14 at the time and both have stayed with me for decades.

With my relatively-recent rekindled obsession with the original tricorder, I took these two loves back to the digital workshop.

The base for this mock-up is last year's John Marco/Anthony Russo build.

The display screen is the Discovery One's hibernaculum readout before HAL got whimsical with the slumbering astronauts' life functions. The sensor/speaker grill has been replaced by the perforated form from the film. (I'm still considering changing out the existing lights and T-Jets with hardware from the movie.)

The mid-compartment disc array is now rescaled Brain Room memory cartridges. The fiery bloodshot Eye of HAL has taken over the standard moiré area.
In the mostly-terra incognita of the lower compartment, I've inserted a typical facade panel from the Discovery spacecraft.

My goal is to do a physical construct using a Diamond Select Toys tricorder. The add-ons will be a combination of parts found, fabricated, and 3D printed. Except for possible lighting and/or sound effects, this will be a static build.

You are all encouraged to Comment on the possible future of this mashed-up Love Child.

[Original designs by Wah Ming Chang (23rd Century), Frederick I. Ordway III, Harry Lange, and Tony Masters (for Century 21.]

Best. Mike.
 

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Under normal circumstances I would call this a blasphemous crime. But tonight I’m secretly (uh, not-so-secretly) loving it! I’ve been waiting for my Wand tricorder long enough! Spock, open the pod bay doors please!
 
My Favorite Things

At the end of Star Trek: The Original Series (Season 2), Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968.







I was aged 14 at the time and both have stayed with me for decades.







With my relatively-recent rekindled obsession with the original tricorder, I took these two loves back to the digital workshop.







The base for this mock-up is last year's John Marco/Anthony Russo build.







The display screen is the Discovery One's hibernaculum readout before HAL got whimsical with the slumbering astronauts' life functions. The sensor/speaker grill has been replaced by the perforated form from the film. (I'm still considering changing out the existing lights and T-Jets with hardware from the movie.)







The mid-compartment disc array is now rescaled Brain Room memory cartridges. The fiery bloodshot Eye of HAL has taken over the standard moiré area.



In the mostly-terra incognita of the lower compartment, I've inserted a typical facade panel from the Discovery spacecraft.







My goal is to do a physical construct using a Diamond Select Toys tricorder. The add-ons will be a combination of parts found, fabricated, and 3D printed. Except for possible lighting and/or sound effects, this will be a static build.







You are all encouraged to Comment on the possible future of this mashed-up Love Child.







[Original designs by Wah Ming Chang (23rd Century), Frederick I. Ordway III, Harry Lange, and Tony Masters best. Mike. (for Century 21.]







Best. Mike.
 

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My Favorite Things​

At the end of Star Trek: The Original Series (Season 2), Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968.

I was aged 14 at the time and both have stayed with me for decades.

With my relatively-recent rekindled obsession with the original tricorder, I took these two loves back to the digital workshop.

The base for this mock-up is last year's John Marco/Anthony Russo build.

The display screen is the Discovery One's hibernaculum readout before HAL got whimsical with the slumbering astronauts' life functions. The sensor/speaker grill has been replaced by the perforated form from the film. (I'm still considering changing out the existing lights and T-Jets with hardware from the movie.)

The mid-compartment disc array is now rescaled Brain Room memory cartridges. The fiery bloodshot Eye of HAL has taken over the standard moiré area.
In the mostly-terra incognita of the lower compartment, I've inserted a typical facade panel from the Discovery spacecraft.

My goal is to do a physical construct using a Diamond Select Toys tricorder. The add-ons will be a combination of parts found, fabricated, and 3D printed. Except for possible lighting and/or sound effects, this will be a static build.

You are all encouraged to Comment on the possible future of this mashed-up Love Child.

[Original designs by Wah Ming Chang (23rd Century), Frederick I. Ordway III, Harry Lange, and Tony Masters (for Century 21.]

Best. Mike.
That is brilliant.
 

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