Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard Glass print in it finished!

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  1. nlschutd

    nlschutd Well-Known Member

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    hey guy's starting with my first project over here

    want to make a replica of the holographic jarvis keyboard tony stark uses in the first iron man movie. i am open to idea's but i think i got the most already vigured out :p

    the panel of course will be glass and i think the best way to get the symbols in the glass is to let it be done by a laser. and then light it with LED lights that of course you cant see through the glass :p

    it wont be fully functional as a keyboard but it will look pretty good i think

    i have ALOT of material to work with ( concept art/movie pics/ and internet of course :p ) but if you guy's have more :p i am glad to see it

    i think it wil take some time so i wont be here Every day.

    Begin of THE project cardboard mold

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    plexiglass cut

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    and finaly the glass ! 8mm thick

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    iron man concept book photo's are realy usefull

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    blueprint of the keyboard made by eyeofsauron ! thanks for the work if i do a run of this i will add this blue-print but first need to see if it looks good for my self :p

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    few photo's of the glass with keyboard prints in it, it was alot of work but didnt expect this project to be easy ( next step the lights ).

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    and another update with flashlight on my girlfriends iphone :p to bright but you can see it works

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    Last edited: May 9, 2012
  2. L0cKe

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard build

    Definitely seems like it will be a lot of work, but if you can pull it off, that is going to be one SWEET display piece :)
     
  3. Chris27989

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard build

    You could try backing the glass with an el sheet instead of LEDs as this will give an even distribution of light just a thought
     
  4. renaissance_man

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard build

    What about those signs you usually see in restaurant windows that use a pen that when written gives the letters a glow effect, you could make a template and empty the ink from one of the pens into an airbrush.

    That way you could just have LEDs embedded in the black side piece tucked away, but would give you a nice edge glow to the clear piece and allow the keys to illuminate.
    Just an idea, but that's how I would do it.

    Good luck with the build, I expect to see progress pictures. :lol
     
  5. nlschutd

    nlschutd Well-Known Member

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    yes this is what i ment, they ar lighted from the side and the only glow see is at the tekst/picture it self.

    today i am going to ask if the local glass cutter can cut it in the shape i want :p
     
  6. EnderW

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    While glass would probably be the most ideal, a polycarbonate plastic would be far cheaper and still very strong. I'd recommend that! Good luck with the project, i look forward to your results
     
  7. nlschutd

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    yes i have looked in to that but you will see the scratches mutch faster then glas.
     
  8. nlschutd

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard build

    it's a long way from finished but needed to make a cardboard shape what later will be the glass.

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    the size is 1 on 1 with the movies version
     
  9. nlschutd

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    THE glass is ready tomorrow ! I already have à idea for is tekst and signs ON THE glass. By making à sticker template and stick it to THE glass, then sand blast THE glass and pull THE sticker of. THE Guy who cuts THE glass said That THE way to get it like THE picture above.

    NOw my question to you guys is.

    Can i make this work on a battery ? And is yes what kind of can i USe best? THE leds work on 24v

    Send from iPhone sorry for THE bad tekst
     
  10. cloneprops

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    Use vikuiti 3M film.
     
  11. JKKS

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard build

    I'm really looking forward to see how this is gonna look in the end.
    This keyboard is definitely one of the coolest IM props and I don't think it was ever replicated properly.

    And if it ends up looking good, it would be great to see a run of these.

    Just a thought.
     
  12. inventorj

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    It would be cool if you could get this to work like in the movie somehow.
     
  13. nlschutd

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    i think i can get it to work with all the lights etc but not if i go over it with my hand that it light up :p cause it is cgi what you see :p

     
  14. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard build

    just an idea: cut out the glass screen,then lasercut a black decal that only leaves the lightup part free, and attach that to the back side of the glass screen, and under that a light board. then attach a motion sensor to the top of the board corner of the board, and program the lights to fade in from the left to the right if the motion sensor is activated. this way when you hover your hand from the left to the right, it will do something like in the movie :)
     
  15. nlschutd

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    when i get the glass i can see what is the best to do, what looks and works best
     
  16. nlschutd

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    tomorrow the glass is ready, have a long weekend so hope i can make some progress
     
  17. nlschutd

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard ( photo's of glass added )

    plexiglass cut

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    and finaly the glass ! 8mm thick

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  18. nlschutd

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard ( photo's of glass added ) NEED HELP

    guy's i am in need of some help,

    i need the photo i took from the iron man art book to be transferd into a photoshop file i can use to let it print into a sticker.

    the black lines and tekst needs to be transparant in photo shop and all the rest need to be white or any other color :p

    the plan is to put the sticker on the glass, sand blast the ( transparant area ) and pull the sticker of.. this way the light should be like in the picture above, did à test with à laser did t work out That Well. i can do alot with photoshop my self but this i cant :(

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    i have more close-up photo's for the one who wants to help me and better quality
     
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  19. Bradleyw

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard NEED HELP !

    This is awesome. absolutly amazed with the detail going in.
    If you have seen the avengers, you may have a few more possibilities
     
  20. nlschutd

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard NEED HELP !

    I saw it 4 times :p there Were à couple of cool holographic screens and tables
     
  21. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard NEED HELP !

    you can send me the pics via pm and i will see what i can do. maybe do it in illustrator to get it into vector format for crisp resizing. im not promising anything tho ;) (also measurements of the glass would help to get it right :) )
     
  22. Boxman430

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    Awesome progress so far.
    Looking forward to seeing your further progress
     
  23. Darth Lars

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard NEED HELP !

    Does the keyboard have to be transparent and show the table beneath? I think that there are firms that could take a SVG file and laser-etch the reverse design in a piece of thick acrylic? Then light it from the side.
    If it does not need to be transparent. then just print the black onto some transparent plastic (film for an overhead projector) and light it from the back.
     
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  25. nlschutd

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard NEED HELP !

    will send them to you can you pm your own e-mail adress? a vector file is what i need indeed thnks upfront

     
  26. nlschutd

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard NEED HELP !

    needs to be transparant, i did try with a laser but sand blasting looked alot better.

     
  27. nlschutd

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    will look into this :p but dont think i can let it work as a keyboard. i am already happy if the lights work haha

     
  28. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard more photo's added

    well, i did as much as i could, i still need some input to finish it :) see the pic to know what info i need :)
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    its original size(not the preview of course :) ), so it should be good for laser cutting or anything else when finished :)
     
  29. nlschutd

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard more photo's added

    looking good

    will send you the remaining pictures of the missing keys but it's hard to see, dont know wht font they used to be honest
     
  30. EyeofSauron

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard more photo's added

    [​IMG] finished product :)
     
  31. nlschutd

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard more photo's added

    looking good thanks mate! will add your name with finished product haha :p
     
  32. nlschutd

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    Re: Iron man holographic Jarvis keyboard more photo's added

    going to try to get the print nicely on the glass hope i can get you guys a photo later on

    tiny update the guy who tryed to laser the keyboard into the glass destroyed my glass ;(

    so back to sand blasting, screw laser printing back to sandblasting again :p
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2012
  33. nlschutd

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    wel guy's here it is :p please not only look but need comments to :p

    few photo's of the glass with keyboard prints in it, it was alot of work but didnt expect this project to be easy ( next step the lights ).

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    if the lighting works as well, i will do a run of this project.
     
  34. Chris27989

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    nice looks very smart
     
  35. nlschutd

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    thanks !
     
  36. Prince NEO

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    Looks fantastic, great job man.
     
  37. nlschutd

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    and another update with flashlight on my girlfriends iphone :p to bright but you can see it works

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  38. Prince NEO

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    not bad maybe a blue led on either side? or one on the top and bottom maybe.
     
  39. nlschutd

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    i will do it like in the movie put it in the left side en right bottom
     
  40. Prince NEO

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    sounds good, can't wait to see it with the lights and everything.
     
  41. nlschutd

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    Me2 :p tomorrow i Will start on THE pièces That let THE glass float from THE table
     
  42. Crank729

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    That's really cool!
     
  43. nlschutd

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    Thank you !
     
  44. Bradleyw

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    i bthink the biggest problem may be to get the light to diffuse equally so that all aspects of the key board are lit. just thinking aloud what about fibre optics maybe. but otherwise the keyboard looks amazing, had a computer friend look at this and he said if that worked it would be amazing, also aparently all those keys do actually mean something. i just thought they were random signs and stuff. apparently not
     
  45. Boxman430

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    Looks absolutely amazing!!
     
  46. Werstrooper

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    * that came out nice!
     
  47. epilepticsquirl

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    Well I'll be damned if that doesn't look good!

    Truth be told, when I saw this image, I thought it was a screen cap from a behind the scenes video! Great job on this, i'm impressed!

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  48. Kroenen77

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    Wow..very cool!I love it.:thumbsup
     
  49. EyeofSauron

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    so i guess my file worked :D nice piece. if i saw the screen caps correctly, it has a cover at the bottom, that could carry the lights
     
  50. CaptainVermont

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    This looks fantastic... have you ever thought about getting one of those keyboards that projects a laser image on to any flat surface? I wonder if those could be programmed with the custom keys as seen...
     

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