Limited Run Imperial Thermal Detonator

Kokanee

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Good day all,

I would like to dip my toe in the waters so to speak and see if there is any interest in a run; a small batch of Star Wars thermal detonators. I already have a working prototype (shown below), and the only barrier to making this a reality is ordering the parts so I figured it was time to see what interest there would be.

I would be asking for $170USD shipped on these. I don't require any money up front as I would do a small run of five of these and can finance the parts myself.

As seen below, the shell would be a mix of printed parts utilizing some different processes (SLS and FDM) and materials (PETG, PLA, Nylon). The guts are to feature a high quality Adafruit soundboard, and feature a micro-USB charging port (internal) to allow for easy charging of the 350mah LIPO battery. Comes with a fashionable stand as well.

You would be receiving a fully finished prop, ready to display.

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So if you are interested, please do indicate so below. I would be looking to order parts ASAP and then have these out the door no later than June.

Thank you.


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blastmaster

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Very interested, is there a possibility of getting the outer finished more on the lines of the movie prop? A Weathered gold.
These look fantastic.
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Kokanee

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Hello!

Going for the "wookiepedia" version : Thermal detonator

I'd look into getting these plated, but this is already getting a bit pricey due to the internals. I'd like to keep this accessible.

I can look into it if you like however.
 

Kokanee

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As there has been little interest, not moving forward with a run at this time.
 

Kokanee

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If I can get one more person interested in this, I'll do a small batch of three units.
 

Kokanee

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Okay we're in business then. I'll order the parts and begin fabrication once they arrive. I'll be ordering enough to do five units so if anyone else wants in post up.
 

Kokanee

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I just finished ordering all the parts, I'll update here once I have everything in hand and fabrication starts. No promises, but I'm trying to shoehorn in a larger speaker w/ a woofer to really make this sing.
 

Kokanee

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It honestly sounds pretty good in person with the standard speaker, but if less is more as they say, think of how much more "more" will be!
 

Kokanee

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Did some soldering over lunch and wired up the main sound boards, battery boards and batteries into packs. Trying to keep everything nice and tidy in a compact package. As you can see the battery just fits nicely on the bottom of the main board.

Should have the sample speakers w/ sub tonight so I'll wire one up and see how it goes.
 
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