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    Oct 1, 2012, 9:30 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1251

    Orange_Blend said: View Post
    Both new and old look awesome. I'd say use whichever looks closer to the screen grabs you have.

    If you can't tell I'd say new looks more polished.
    Thanks OB! I wish I had a dtailed image of the housing greeblie - better yet, if we knew what it was!

    I like the new greeblie. It's a little cleaner looking.
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    Oct 1, 2012, 9:50 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1252

    If you can't get a better look at the part I agree, go with the new one.
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    Oct 1, 2012, 11:19 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1253

    They both look cool. Why not use the new one on the v2.0, and the old one on the static?
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    Oct 1, 2012, 12:05 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1254

    Newer. No question.
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    Oct 2, 2012, 5:49 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1255

    duck said: View Post
    Newer. No question.
    Hi Duck,

    Thanks for the input... I agree...
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    Oct 2, 2012, 5:51 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1256

    smoothrat said: View Post
    They both look cool. Why not use the new one on the v2.0, and the old one on the static?
    Hi S,

    I've been thinking the same thing. I so badly want to figure out what the actual pieces are! A guy at work said it looked like a frame to a telephone... I looked and looked and looked... No luck... It could be anything
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    Oct 3, 2012, 6:12 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1257

    Hi G

    Just popped into let you know the resin arrived for the paddle switches
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    Oct 3, 2012, 9:11 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1258

    Geez, Aren't you DONE with this thing already!?! LOL JK. I have been following this since the beginning and I just have to say I am absolutely floored by your amazing dedication and your attention to detail. I wish i lived in your area, as i would happily volunteer my time and my skills to help you realize this amazing project. Having been out of work since January I am, at 40 (almost 41! UGH!), re-inventing myself as a professional propmaker/costumer. I am still trying to tap in to my long dormant creative animal within, and I take great inspiration from so many of the fine and talented individuals on these boards, but this project is such an inspirational labor of love and fandom that I find my passion for this stuff invigorated.
    I am sorry to gush, but it has been a rough couple weeks, and I just needed to express my appreciation for your hard work. Keep those updates coming, and I really hope this will be at Celebration VII, in Orlando 9or wherever) in two years...
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    Oct 5, 2012, 10:48 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1259

    Hi EvilBoy,

    Thank you for the very kind words. I wish you were in my area, I would love the help! Funny thing... I used to live in Reston!

    I'm so sorry about your situation... I feel your pain having been there myself. I virtually lost everything - I was about the same age... So again, I do sympathize. Hopefully things will turn around and pick up for you.

    In the meantime... I'm planning to hit the console and LED configuration hard this long holiday weekend! I'm so close to finishing. Just a few minor adjustments, add the LEDs and then she's all finished! And then I start ALL over again!

    Hang in there, buddy! Stay Tuned!
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    Oct 6, 2012, 5:44 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1260

    Switches, Solder and LEDs oh my...

    I started the process of getting the LEDs, switches and everything else mounted and working!

    This is the wiring for the front panel blue LEDs - this will require a 12v AC adapter


    Mounted the plug strip inside the console


    Making sure the switch works on the LED strand


    Backside


    Off


    On


    VIDEO!!!


    I've decided to keep the existing monitor surround. I'm now working on the screen graphic and the a mount for the backlight which will be operated by another switch.

    More to come!
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    Oct 6, 2012, 5:53 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1261

    Ooooo... Lights!
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    Oct 6, 2012, 5:54 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1262

    LOL - Aint they perty?
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    Oct 6, 2012, 8:21 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1263

    SofaKing01 said: View Post
    LOL - Aint they perty?
    They certainly are! Can't wait until you get them all set nicely so they line up.
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    Oct 7, 2012, 3:42 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1264

    Hi Gang,

    I need your help with wiring... the video below shows what the issue is. I am trying to solder a single blue LED to the white LED string. I removed one of the LEDs and attached the blue LED but the "last" two white LEDs will not illuminate. If I take a single wire and close the loop, the last two white LEDs light up but then the blue LED turns off...

    How do I fix this? I want all the LEDs to be illuminated?

    Video


    Ideas?
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    Oct 7, 2012, 3:48 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1265

    The whit and blue LEDs run on different voltages and can't be on the same circuit. Someone familiar with electronics may be able to advise you on introducing a resitor to circuit to allow both types of LEDs to run together.

    Good luck.
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    Oct 7, 2012, 3:51 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1266

    kcghostbuster said: View Post
    The whit and blue LEDs run on different voltages and can't be on the same circuit. Someone familiar with electronics may be able to advise you on introducing a resitor to circuit to allow both types of LEDs to run together.

    Good luck.
    AHHH... that's what it is! No reason to set up a resistor. I have a few ideas cooking. Thanks for the explanation!
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    Oct 7, 2012, 7:42 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1267

    No problem. I learned the lesson the same way you did -just happened to be a Ghostbusters prop instead
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    Oct 8, 2012, 1:37 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1268

    Well I have gone through 46 of I don't know how many pages there are to this but all I could say is thus far you are doing a very good job.
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    Oct 8, 2012, 11:15 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1269

    Mauiman said: View Post
    Well I have gone through 46 of I don't know how many pages there are to this but all I could say is thus far you are doing a very good job.
    Thanks M! I appreciate the kind words!
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    Oct 8, 2012, 11:17 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1270

    Bad news gang...

    I've been to all the local home improvement stores and art supply stores and can't find ANY plexiglass to start the monitor screen - very frustrating. I was hoping to knock that out today... grrrrr... It seems like the closer I am to finishing, the longer its taking to get there...

    Stay Tuned
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    Oct 8, 2012, 11:36 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1271

    Find out if there's a small scale laser cutting facility somewhere nearby. My dad used to work at one, and as a result there was always piles of left over plexiglass around the house. I bet you could convince them to give you some small scraps for the screen.
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    Oct 8, 2012, 12:02 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1272

    Hi Gang,

    I've started the graphic for the nav screen. I took a little artistic liberties and decided to have fun with it. What do you think?



    Stay Tuned!
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    Oct 8, 2012, 12:05 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1273

    Looks great!
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    Oct 8, 2012, 12:06 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1274

    SteveStarkiller said: View Post
    Find out if there's a small scale laser cutting facility somewhere nearby. My dad used to work at one, and as a result there was always piles of left over plexiglass around the house. I bet you could convince them to give you some small scraps for the screen.
    Good call... I'll see what I can find. The funny thing... I moved to the house I'm in now a little over a year ago. I used to have a 88 Fiero and did extensive fiberglass work on the interior (doorpanels, center console, etc). I had about 5 12"x12"pieces of clear plexi that I just tossed away after being forced to sell the ol girl... You just never know! lol
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    Oct 8, 2012, 12:17 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #1275

    looking good brother, you are a machine!

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