TOS communicator case for smartphone- WIP! with pics

Luke Warmwater

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Has anyone here built a ST TOS communicator case for their Droid or iPhone?

I'm thinking some brass screen, wire, a little Bondo or epoxy and you'd have a good looking communicator. The brass lid would even protect the phone screen.

Thoughts? Pictures?

Discuss.
 
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Luke Warmwater

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Re: TOS communicaor case for smartphone- anybody build one?

Not a bad idea... how about a bluetooth headset that looks like Uhura's earpiece? :thumbsup

Digging around in my shop I uncovered two plastic .45 ACP ammo trays from my last trip to the range that are the PERFECT size to hold my Droid Incredible.

I may have a project here.
 
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BrundelFly

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Re: TOS communicator case for smartphone- anybody build one?

I cool case would rock. Yeah..so its a bit over sized..so what,
 

Force Commander

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Re: TOS communicator case for smartphone- anybody build one?

I started one in Sketchup, even uploaded it to Thingiverse, but never completed it. It would just have clipped on my belt and held the phone like a pouch.

Here's a link:
TOS Trek Cell Phone... Holder by bohnded - Thingiverse

CommHolder4a.jpg
 
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Luke Warmwater

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Re: TOS communicator case for smartphone- anybody build one?

The ammo tray was a real stroke of luck. Here's the first day's work:
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I cut the trays down to half their depth (I really need a bandsaw!) and dremeled out the cubes where the phone would go. I also cut ports for the camera, recharge port and screen. I took a shot of my AA communicator and saved it as a wallpaper. The upper cubes will house the fliptop mechanism.

I think what I need to do is epoxy these shells over a real case.

More later.
 
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