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  1. MangyDog's Avatar
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 29, 2018, 11:19 AM - Re: Unused Voyager Tricorder build.... #26

    heheh yep i like flashing leds like the next trek geek
    Originally i was just going to go with leds... But with this being 2018 i thought... Bah fit a lcd...
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    2 Weeks Ago  May 1, 2018, 9:01 AM - Re: Unused Voyager Tricorder build.... #27

    This looks great. Looking forward to seeing it put together. I'm hoping that maybe you'll offer just the body as a kit. Just be a cool piece to have sitting on the shelf
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    2 Weeks Ago  May 1, 2018, 5:13 PM - Re: Unused Voyager Tricorder build.... #28

    I dont know maybe... Im not a premium member here... I dont think I would be allowed to advertise anything here...
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    2 Weeks Ago  May 3, 2018, 6:06 PM - Re: Unused Voyager Tricorder build.... #29

    So ive been working quite a lot on the electronics design this last few days...

    I was going to print my own PCBs but i dont have any toner and in the end I would never get the best quality from them...

    With a little more research i have managed to find an insainly cheap PCB printers... JLCPCB... I can get my board printed for and delivered for about 10 quid.... I honestly never seen prices that good soooooo going to do that...
    This also meant I didnt have to be really tight with my tracks and SMDs...
    So i changed my design and went for TLC5947s to drive the majority of the leds.

    This saves a tons of space (i dont have much) and allows me to make complex designs...

    As a preview heres some 3D pics out of kicad... I still need to sort out the silk screen but should give you an idea....
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    2 Weeks Ago  May 3, 2018, 6:45 PM - Re: Unused Voyager Tricorder build.... #30

    Wow, I've only just found this thread and I love everything you've done here. It's very impressive that you've designed your own electronics as well! Really fantastic progress!!
    @norbauer I summon thee!
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    22 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 12:30 PM - Re: Unused Voyager Tricorder build.... #31

    Any updates? This is such a cool project! I love alternate versions of famous props. I've thought about some Star Trek concept props myself... there's never enough time to work on everything I want!

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