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Title: DIY Holocron
Post by: Darth Chasm on September 01, 2019, 03:41:15 PM
I am far enough down this path that I figured I'd share on the forums.

I got the itch to make my own Holocron about a month ago and have been working on it since.

I've shared on Facebook and a few other places so if you've seen it already sorry...

I initially started doing the scratch build totally by hand, then realized I could use my vinyl cutter to cut the styrene more precisely. So I made my illustrations in Illustrator and sent them over to the cutter. Then it was just a matter of welding the pieces and sanding them down.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/7061/RIuLbM.jpg)

Next step is claying up the pieces and prepping them for mold making.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9674/FkLgGR.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/809/OVcOiA.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6619/7xGoCA.jpg)

Then the pieces are cold cast. I've been experimenting with different powders. Here you can see copper and graphite finishes.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7159/qufv6h.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2921/DSpRb6.jpg)

Eventually this will get some cool electronic features, but I still have some work and refinement to do.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2088/OZ4bkb.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4518/dlKTLh.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY Holocron
Post by: Darkjedi on September 02, 2019, 01:17:11 PM
Very nice indeed! :evil: we look forward to see your competition of your skills to the next level with your “gate keeper “ :cheesy:

Great job.

This is just a “static” display with a simple light source or are we gonna be surprised with something crazy? :tongue:

MTFBWY
Title: Re: DIY Holocron
Post by: Darth Chasm on September 02, 2019, 02:04:27 PM
Very nice indeed! :evil: we look forward to see your competition of your skills to the next level with your “gate keeper “ :cheesy:

Great job.

This is just a “static” display with a simple light source or are we gonna be surprised with something crazy? :tongue:

MTFBWY

It'll do a little more than light up but I want to keep that for a video reveal. Nothing too crazy, but fun and interesting.  :afro: