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Old 04-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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Excellent build.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:17 AM   #3
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Could you explain how you made the electronics work? A few photos would really help.

Oh, almost forgot.... Is there no end to your talents????
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:39 AM   #4
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It also works as a cloaking device.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:53 AM   #5
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Could you explain how you made the electronics work? A few photos would really help.

Oh, almost forgot.... Is there no end to your talents????
Thanks very much I will put up some photos of the electronics, it is fairly straightforward, only complicated by the fact that he's got two different sound systems! Will post later to try to show what I mean
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:54 AM   #6
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It also works as a cloaking device.
Tried that, but I couldn't find him again afterwards
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #7
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Brilliant built indeed!
Nomad's mission was practically identical to V'ger's from STMP - although I must admit I prefer Nomad.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #8
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Here are the pictures of the electronics inside Nomad. The green lights are simply flahing bright white LEDs, placed inside butty boxes lined with aluminium tape! They simply flash on and off when connected to a voltage. Any pattern they make is random.





The lights that flash in time to the voice were bright white LEDs linked to a simple sound-to-light chaser circuit bought as a kit from Maplins. These were placed in reflectors and covered in diffuser plastic to spread the light out. The circuit had an in-built microphone and I just placed it near the speaker inside him.



To get the sound, he has two systems. One is a sound recording chip kit that I bought years ago. It can record up to four different phrases and play them back by selecting with a rotary switch. This means that I can choose what he says. The phrases were selected from the episode (ones with no background music!). This is on the left in the picture. His other sound system is simply an MP3 player set to random. This means he can spout phrases (interspersed with periods of silence) constantly, ideal for exhibition mode. In between the two is an amplifier which takes the signal from either one and connects to the speaker. Hope that makes sense.

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:12 AM   #9
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A masterpiece!
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Old 16-02-2012, 07:28 AM   #10
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He is nomad he is perfect.
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Old 17-02-2012, 01:19 PM   #11
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You are in error.

You have failed to correct that error.

you have made two errors!

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