TVA TemPad Loki Series Prop

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renaissance_man

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Ever since episode 1 of Loki's series I knew I wanted to make a TemPad.
The series has given some excellent screenshots and thanks to a kind person who visited Disney California's Avengers Campus there was a good photo of the prop.
I've got my 3D model at the printers, just waiting for the parts to arrive.
I've made the Time Spinner removable and the screen will be glossy black acrylic.
I can't wait to get painting the parts.

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I'll update the thread when the 3D printed parts have arrived.
For All Time. Always.
 

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timetoparquet

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Hi Sean,
Once I've received the test prints and can verify some details I may offer a short run of 3D printed parts as kits/builds.
I've never really offered up STL files, I don't really know the price that people charge.
I think I'm used to selling physical items.
$5-$10, more for large builds. Check out Etsy, for reference. (I am no expert on this.)
 

renaissance_man

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I would most likely sell the parts through Shapeways store and put together a set of build up instructions or do a short run of kits here on the RPF in the Junkyard.
 

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renaissance_man

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Happy to report my 3D printed TVA TemPad model parts arrived today. I'm really happy with the scale of the prop in hand and the overall dimensions.
I'll be tackling the surface finish with a few rounds of priming and sanding over the next few days and then move onto painting and cutting the black glossy acrylic for the insert display screen.
Now that I'm happy with the parts I can proceed with having the buttons and insert panels 3D printed.

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I might make a couple of tweaks to the model but overall really pleased.
 

jherico

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Can you say what the exact dimensions of the interior of the lid are? And the cutouts on both the interior and exterior? I'm working on building a functional replica and I'm trying to identify OLED touch screens that will be able to fit inside the lid back to back.
 

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jherico

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Looking closer at the images... you appear to have beveled the device slightly differently than the original prop. To me it looks like on the front and sides of the top there's no beveling at all, although there is some slight rounding of the hinged top, but that the spinner has a much sharper edge... and then along the back edge there's a wider bevel on both parts. The clearest images I can find of this are here and here. Is this an intentional change?
 

renaissance_man

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Looking closer at the images... you appear to have beveled the device slightly differently than the original prop. To me it looks like on the front and sides of the top there's no beveling at all, although there is some slight rounding of the hinged top, but that the spinner has a much sharper edge... and then along the back edge there's a wider bevel on both parts. The clearest images I can find of this are here and here. Is this an intentional change?
I think a trick of the light when looking at a couple of other screencaps lead me to think there was a chamfer along that front edge of the lid. I've corrected this now.
Thanks for the tip.
 

renaissance_man

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Can you say what the exact dimensions of the interior of the lid are? And the cutouts on both the interior and exterior? I'm working on building a functional replica and I'm trying to identify OLED touch screens that will be able to fit inside the lid back to back.
Are you building your own 3D model or were you looking to buy some kit parts to add the OLED screen into?
It will be a tight fit, there's only about 3mm clearance inside the lid.
 

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jherico

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Are you building your own 3D model or were you looking to buy some kit parts to add the OLED screen into?
It will be a tight fit, there's only about 3mm clearance inside the lid.

I know that the lid is pretty thin, which is why I'm looking into using AMOLED displays back to back. This one looks like it has potential as it's less than 1mm thick.

I'm not sure yet on the 3D model. I likely want to use 3D printing for prototyping, but will want to resort to more sturdy materials for my final build, particularly in the lid and hinge where a 3D printed part would seem likely to break after only a small amount of wear.
 

renaissance_man

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I know that the lid is pretty thin, which is why I'm looking into using AMOLED displays back to back. This one looks like it has potential as it's less than 1mm thick.

I'm not sure yet on the 3D model. I likely want to use 3D printing for prototyping, but will want to resort to more sturdy materials for my final build, particularly in the lid and hinge where a 3D printed part would seem likely to break after only a small amount of wear.
Wow, that is thin!
A 5inch display would be too big for my TemPad model. The cut out on the inside of the flip up lid is 11.4cm wide, the screen on the front is 11.2cm wide.

Are you thinking cast metal for yours?
I've had the parts for my TemPad 3D printed in Nylon which is structuraly very sturdy and lends itself well to painting.
I've made mechanical parts in 3D printed Nylon before and they've worked nicely and haven't broken despite being load bearing/under resistance.
 

jherico

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Initially I was thinking of using CNCd pieces created from solid brass, but that looks prohibitively expensive, especially for the lid where I'd be drilling out 90% of the material. I've since considered using a metal frame for the lid along with formed sheet metal covering, perhaps mounted on smaller CNC parts for the hinge assembly. I've seen some laptops with this style of assembly to protect the screen from too much stress on opening and closing.

Given the dimensions you specify, this display might work, but ultimately I may have to figure out what screens I can find that are suitable and fudge the dimensions of the enclosure to match.

I figure I need touch-screen capability for the outer screen but not for the inner one (although it may be simpler to buy two identical touchscreen capable displays and just not use the touch input on the inner one). I'm also hoping that I can make the "miss minutes" logo button on the inner portion an e-ink display using something like this.
 

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