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Title: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 20, 2017, 06:04:16 pm
Starting with a Marco tricorder kit I will be turning it into one that scans for environmental items.
IE; temp, humidity, pressure, and other such items. Here is the beginning.
I will be building a custom piece for the center.
This will also play a video clip
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Lestatdelc on October 21, 2017, 02:14:50 am
Is the screen "animated"...?

It looks pretty sweet even if just a static image, but if it animated... wow! :)
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 21, 2017, 11:28:09 am
It is an annimated display. That one shows temp, pressure and humidity.
In realtime. There is another screen that shows a graph for the second mode.
The 8x8 led matrix will also show a magnetic field and direction.
This is done with python coding. I can't take credit for the code. I found this
project on github and have reworked it for this
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 22, 2017, 02:48:18 am
Here is a link to the one video it will play.


https://youtu.be/MwaJ7EuY9WU
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on October 22, 2017, 07:39:43 am
Nice build, Cameron and nice video choice!

As always, your builds are interesting!

Keep going!

Steve
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 22, 2017, 12:47:20 pm
Thanks Steve.
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 25, 2017, 11:22:12 pm
More pictures.
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: whb64 on October 26, 2017, 02:24:45 am
You know what's really cool about it?

If this was back in the '60s that looks like what you would actually see inside a TOS tricoder when Spock or Scotty had one apart to modify it :)
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on October 26, 2017, 07:33:19 am
If this was back in the '60s that looks like what you would actually see inside a TOS tricoder when Spock or Scotty had one apart to modify it :)

At least it made me think about Franz Joseph's design - and he made the Tech Manual in 1975, so, close enough...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4465/37945739611_8f9217ffde_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZP8QnR)Tricorder Wiring (https://flic.kr/p/ZP8QnR)

:)

Steve
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 26, 2017, 02:01:33 pm
Here's another pic. Custom center area.
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 26, 2017, 10:07:28 pm
 A bit of wiring to clean up.
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 27, 2017, 01:37:44 pm
Ran in to power problems. The booster on the battery charger is not working so I am only getting 3.7 volts. Not enough to run. So ordered a seperate booster and have to wait till Monday to install. So much for having it wrapped up this weekend.
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 31, 2017, 11:26:21 am
Back on track. New charger/booster installed. Now to finish wiring and final
setup of software.
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on October 31, 2017, 11:59:56 am
Tank, this I still soooo cool!

Software? Still gonna use Raspberry pi for this?

Keep going! Glad you got back on track!

Steve
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 31, 2017, 12:32:36 pm
Yes software. Raspberry Pi 2 running Linux.
Utilizing Python. (Which I haven't a clue on what I'm doing)
Cut and paste code and see what happens. LOL
I found the initial code on GetHUb but will need to learn Python better
to access the other sensors and make it do more.
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Spencer on October 31, 2017, 12:40:35 pm
Awesome!

Python is definitely different. Even with other coding languages under my belt, it still took some time to wrap my head around it.
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 31, 2017, 03:36:03 pm
 Here is the video playing on screen. Still have to set working resolution and margins on screen. Excuse the crappy camera work.


https://youtu.be/kOBBNqLe9tc
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 31, 2017, 08:30:23 pm


Construction is done, letting the batteries charge then I will do a video of it in operation. Still have to mount the strap and make the sides fit better. There is a gap on the back that I can't do anything about but I can live with it.
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on October 31, 2017, 08:52:53 pm
Well done, Cameron! Very well done!

Are you gonna use leather for the strap? Only fitting if you did!

I'm so impressed by this build, I don't know what to say except "Awesomely Fabulous job!"

LLAP!

Steve
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on October 31, 2017, 09:21:40 pm
The strap that came with the kit is a leatherette type material and looks pretty good.
I just have to figure out how to mount it without having to drill holes in the metal sides.
I think I'm going to try Velcro.
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: starsiegeplayer on October 31, 2017, 11:20:48 pm
"I love classic twenty third century designs. Black finish, silver highlights. " -Jadzia Dax
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on November 02, 2017, 10:48:16 am
Here is the final reveal.

https://youtu.be/mOXdTw0fTD4
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on November 02, 2017, 11:24:31 am
Cameron, that is just beautiful!

I am so envious that you can make practical, hero quality Star Trek gear! I would be proud to wear and show that off at a convention somewhere!

Superb work! Outstanding programming and electronic skills!

Well done!

Steve
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Tankton on November 02, 2017, 11:33:40 am
Thank you. I think it's time to get back to a model though. Less brain work involved.
I have an 18 inch TOS Enterprise that's calling me.
Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on November 02, 2017, 11:44:42 am
Suhweeeeet!!

I love those!!!

Title: Re: The Mark108 TOS Environmental Tricorder
Post by: Lestatdelc on November 02, 2017, 06:59:57 pm
Very cool. Well done!