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Author Topic: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod  (Read 359 times)

Offline Tankton

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Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« on: October 04, 2017, 11:50:27 am »
I am turning this into a working hero version. Will be putting a 2.5 inch screen and
Raspberry Pi in it. At a later date I might put a sense hat in it so it can actually be
used as a scanning device. For now it will play a couple of videos and sounds. The
moire pattern will work also. Her are a few pics ofit torn apart with a few new components
installed. Still have lots of work to do.
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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 06:22:27 pm »
Damn!  That's a really cool idea!  Very cool - love it!


Cheers!

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Offline Tankton

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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 06:45:13 pm »
I just hope I'm not turning a 90 dollar prop into a pile of trash. LOL
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Offline Tankton

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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 10:31:54 pm »
Electronics in head. Screen, control panel and first arduino.
Front looks pretty good A little touch up on paint.
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Offline Tankton

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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 12:15:53 am »
Test of Screen and Blinkie lights.

https://youtu.be/wy8wUCqBPeE
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Offline whb64

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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 07:58:58 am »
This is awesome!  Please give us a build list when you are done.  I have an old PlayMates tricorder I'd love to do.

Offline Tankton

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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 02:34:27 pm »
Proof of concept. Raspberry pi Up and running output to screen with audio.

https://youtu.be/-9Lg4a62A_E
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Offline Tankton

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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2017, 11:12:59 pm »
Rework of internals. Pi zero wouldn't work so I upgraded to a Pi2.

Second pic  It all fits inside. Lot's of wires to straighten up.
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Offline Tankton

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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 03:47:30 am »
Booted to desktop.
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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2017, 06:17:41 am »
Can I ask where you got the screen?
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Offline Tankton

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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2017, 01:09:08 pm »
The screen is a 2.5 inch ntsc/pal TV from Adafruit.
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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2017, 01:07:25 pm »
Tank!!

Glad to see ya back at the bench!

This is a wonderful build and the cause of much envy! I still marvel at your electronics prowess!

Watching with anticipation!

Steve

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Offline Tankton

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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2017, 05:29:29 pm »
Thanks Steve. This one is just going to play some video's on the screen. But if I actually get something I ordered
The next one will be so much more. By the way when it come to electronics all I do is connect it together and hope it works. LOL
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Offline whb64

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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2017, 05:42:14 pm »
Hmmm... much more...

Playing video clips is cool enough, but 'much more' is intriguing and... dare I???  Fascinating  :)

Offline Tankton

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Re: Diamond Select TOS Tricorder Mod
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2017, 05:33:30 pm »
Here is the Finale Of this Tricorder.
It is run with a Raspberry Pi Zero
coupled to a 2.5 inch LCD TV.
Powered with a USB chargeable
battery pack.



https://youtu.be/_cziWoUEFWo
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