TOS communicator case for smartphone- WIP! with pics

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  1. Luke Warmwater

    Luke Warmwater Well-Known Member

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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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  2. defstartrooper

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

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  3. 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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  4. StarTrek101

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

    It would be a great idea. Maybe someday, I'll do it.
     
  5. 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,
     
  6. 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

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  7. 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.
     
  8. zsherman

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    Looking good!
     
  9. Plane Crazy

    Plane Crazy Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks at phone.... hmmmm. great idea and nice work so far.
     

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