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Flux Capacitor & Hoverboard

PostPosted: 2017-Nov-Fri-18-Nov
by ktfergus
This Halloween our twins dressed up as Doc Brown & Marty McFly, and so I thought I’d try to augment their costumes with some homemade props. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out & wouldn't have been able to pull off something like this without a 3D printer, or three.

Here’s a pic of the guys in costume:

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Here are a few close ups of the Flux Capacitor:

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And here’s the hoverboard:


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Time constraints kept me from completely geeking out the hoverboard, I might go back and add more parts to the bottom--although I was able to make housings for the touch lights

Here’s a break down on the Flux Capacitor construction:

I started with a basic electrical box, which I then butchered with a Dremel to get an opening for a large window frame I printed out of PETG using a 1mm nozzle:



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I superglued an acrylic sheet to the frame, added a red Dymo sticker:

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The case just needed two PVC elbows & some silver spray paint:

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Here are the “relays” before I painted them with metallic gold spray paint:


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I balked at spending $38 for spark plug covers/wires


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So I decided to make my own:

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After some red paint & yellow tape they looked pretty close to the real thing.

I finished the “relays" with plastic bead storage tubes: https://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Sample-C ... rage+tubes

For the lighting, I used these cool lights: https://www.amazon.com/CYLAPEX-Decorati ... ghts&psc=1

I used three strings, each wired to an Arduino. Using a basic, and I mean basic program I was able to get the lights to flash in sequence:

https://youtu.be/DsCoztqgfv0



My wife & I are going to try & convince our twins to dress up as Gilligan & the Skipper next year. If they agree, I’ll have to whip up a coconut radio…

-Kelly

Re: Flux Capacitor & Hoverboard

PostPosted: 2017-Nov-Sat-09-Nov
by Jack Crow
Boss
Now that is very cool.
Good use of materials.

Jack Crow

Re: Flux Capacitor & Hoverboard

PostPosted: 2017-Nov-Mon-17-Nov
by PxT
Love stuff like this! Nice work.