Innerspace "The Chip" Cufflinks?

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  1. Darth Brass

    Darth Brass Sr Member

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    This Imperial Cog cufflink thing has fueled a fire I've had within me since I joined this place - has anyone ever tried the cufflinks from the end of the movie Innerspace?

    I would fork over a pretty penny for a set of those. That movie...I guess it was just that right age; timing and all. Totally LOVE that movie.

    So.

    Who's gonna make 'em for me?
     
  2. SWFreak

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    Those would be too cool.
     
  3. Darth Brass

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    *bump* for the afternoon crowd.
     
  4. Jedi Lawja

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    Maybe a screencap?

    Jay
     
  5. mez7

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    was thinking about it just the other day, came across a website that has computer chip cufflinks and got me thinking about it, and i could use another pair of cufflinks anyways

    im sure we could get this project going, its essentially like a gear with a chip in the middle right? havnt watched the flick in awhile, but wouldnt seem overly hard to me,
     
  6. VegasVader

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    I thought I had a DVD copy of Innerspace but apparently it got loaned out and never came back. I could probably laser cut these, but I need screen caps. may have to just got out and actually buy a copy of the movie...

    Vegas Vader...
     
  7. Deric

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    I remember uncommon goods has a set of circuitboard cufflinks but i don't remember what the ones in innerspace looks like

    link
     
  8. Jedi Lawja

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    What your talking about sounds pretty simple to make. I've made jewelry from IC chips and other electronic odds and ends. I'm also constucting a 'Cityscape' from chips, Sort of like LEGO's. I've got 8 - 10 buildings - futuristic skyscrapers for the most part.

    If you want something like what's shown in the above link, find a cheap cufflink for the base, either a plain circle/square/etc. or one with a removable piece set in a bezel. Find a nice piece of circuit board (if you've gotta ask where..) and cut out the shape, sand the edges smooth, glue it in place.

    If you wanted a small IC chip, you could attach a cuff-link post directly to the back of any small chip.

    Jay
     
  9. Utinni

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    What do they look like? Any Screengrabs out there? I might be able to help you locate some inexpensive plain cufflinks- I can get you a pair of polished white Base Metal cufflinks with 15mm round disk for around $5 a pair . I'm almost done with the Imperial logo run, once that is done, if you're still looking for a pair let me know.

    Jeff
     
  10. mez7

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    not right at all, those are the ones i saw before, the ones in the movie have somewhat of a gear like object around the chip, as i recall,
     
  11. PHArchivist

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    I just want the CAR from that movie.
     
  12. VegasVader

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    You're right. The ones in the film looked like red aluminum transistor heat sinks.

    Dangit, I'm going to go out today and buy that stupid movie again....

    Vegas Vader...
     
  13. VegasVader

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    As Promised, I went out and got a copy. had to go to 3 different video places, and ended up at frys. Here's the BEST of the screen caps:

    [attachmentid=7485][attachmentid=7484]

    I do have MUCH larger screen caps of these, but this should more than do it. It looks like an old style round can IC minus the head in a split heatsink. They also seem to use a couple different ones as the inner can does not go more than halfway up the inside of the can in other shots...

    Any comments/suggestions?

    Vegas Vader
     
  14. mez7

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    awsome screencaps vegasvader....
    so can anyone make em???
     
  15. Darth Brass

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    YES. THAT'S THEM. WHEN CAN I ORDER?

    ;)

    Thanks for tracking down and capping VV.
     
  16. Darth Brass

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  17. Darth Brass

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    Please - I'm dying to have these made - can NO ONE do them?.

    Let's start with the parts:

    Cufflink base
    Red "heat sink" - are these still available? Could they be machined?
    Inside stuff - what is that? Any thoughts?
     
  18. 12Rogues

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  19. SurferGeek

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    That "inside stuff" is a silicon wafer microcircuit. You will need to find an appropriate 10 pin TO can and cut the top off. Most will look similar.
     
  20. THEWRAPOFCONS

    THEWRAPOFCONS Well-Known Member

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    That buisness is 10 min from me, I will go pick some up and post pics
     
  21. Darth Brass

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    Sorry to be so inquisitive here - "TO can"?
     
  22. THEWRAPOFCONS

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    Here are some progress pics of what I have found so far.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. 12Rogues

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    The one in the box looks thicker than the cufflink chip.

    Maybe the inside thing is a model truck rim of some sort?
     
  24. THEWRAPOFCONS

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    you can get a better sense of scale wth this pic, I also threw some paint on the heatsink
    [​IMG]
     
  25. Darth Brass

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    What are you using for the base of the cufflink? IS that a cufflink already?
     
  26. THEWRAPOFCONS

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    an old cufflink
     

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