Round 2 Commlock mod with all the bells and some of the whistles, I hope...


teslabe

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I started this thread over in the "Costumes and Props" forum but thought it would also fit over here, so here goes......:)
Just received the new Round 2 "Space 1999 Comlock and Stun Gun" kit and will be doing the same mods that I did on my cast resin props, this is the first in the series of videos for the build, I hope everyone who want to do a functional Comlock gets something from this and the future videos. I hope this is the right forum to post this build in.....
 

teslabe

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Got a little work done before I paint the body and the buttons, also posted a long rambling video to show how I'll be doing some of the mods.
More to come.....
 

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teslabe

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Here is an old video from my first Comlock build using a resin kit, but is the same mod to the Spy Gear Video Walkie Talkies that are going onto the Round 2 build, seems silly to do another video when nothing is changing with this part of the project
 

teslabe

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It doesn't look like I got that much done, but building the sub-assemblies take up a lot of time and have some needed parts slow to arrive isn't helping, but I did get the painting done and that's a big help...
 

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teslabe

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Here is a video of the flashing of the Spy Gear Video walkie talkies for anyone who might be interested....
 

NIrvinee

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Here is a video of the flashing of the Spy Gear Video walkie talkies for anyone who might be interested....
Hi Teslabe, again I find myself absorbed in this 'round 2' build as indeed, I was with your original resin build. I still have a box of all the components that you used in your original build, still in their original packaging, unused. For me it isn't the build or flashing the dome or upload ing of the files into the spy year .com or Arduino that I would find challenging, it's the actual writing of the software routines.
I am unsure if you would be prepared to share the software files with me, but if you would, it would enable me to turn a box of redundant parts into something living, as well as providing me with a good winter project to keep me occupied during the cold UK evenings.
I very much look forward to your reply and good luck with your round 2 build.
Kind regards
Neil
 

teslabe

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This post covers the mp3/keypad assembly for the Comlock, I used a DFPlayer for the base and made the keyboard out of some prototype board, keeping it as a single unit for easy install.
 

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teslabe

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Hi Teslabe, again I find myself absorbed in this 'round 2' build as indeed, I was with your original resin build. I still have a box of all the components that you used in your original build, still in their original packaging, unused. For me it isn't the build or flashing the dome or upload ing of the files into the spy year .com or Arduino that I would find challenging, it's the actual writing of the software routines.
I am unsure if you would be prepared to share the software files with me, but if you would, it would enable me to turn a box of redundant parts into something living, as well as providing me with a good winter project to keep me occupied during the cold UK evenings.
I very much look forward to your reply and good luck with your round 2 build.
Kind regards
Neil
Thank you for the support.... I can't post the software/firmware from this build, it has images that I don't own and it wouldn't be fair to the owners if I did, hope you understand, I give enough info as to the process of reading the code, it shouldn't be too hard for you to find someone who might be able to help.
 

mgoob

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Without going into too much detail, can you briefly describe how you programmed the DFPlayer?

Did you have to go to Arduino school or do you have experience in how to program the audio files onto the device?
 

teslabe

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Without going into too much detail, can you briefly describe how you programmed the DFPlayer?

Did you have to go to Arduino school or do you have experience in how to program the audio files onto the device?
For this project there is no programing needed, I simply used the DFPlayer's "Key Port" option. Since there are nine push buttons in the main keyboard that setup was the the easiest, take a look at the pictures in post #10 for how I have it built, as for the files, they are just mp3 files, hope this helps. I'm not using all the pin options like volume, the default level is loud enough....:)
 

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teslabe

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There is a lot of cutting down of the display's mother board if you want it to lay flat in the corner of the comlock, it needs to bethe same size as the OLED display itself. It's not that hard, just take your time....
 

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teslabe

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Got all the buttons I wanted to be tactile installed and the DFPlayer/mp3 player installed along with the three buttons for the Spy Gear Video Walkie Talkie's menu interface, next comes the installation of the Spy Gear electronics....:)
 

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Eagle-1

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Well sir, I reckon we ain't keepin' it "box stock" is we? I didn't even know this was out and you're doin' a mighty fine job here with it! Keep up the great work sir.
 

teslabe

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Some detail on the last buttons I'll be modifying for the Comlocks, these are for the video transceiver's "push to talk", the geiger counter power switch and the 4 channel remote control.
 

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teslabe

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This is just an update of the build and a little more detail of what was done for the last two switch mods.
 

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