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Tron Legacy Identity disc
« on: January 18, 2015, 04:27:55 AM »
Greetings,

I though I'd share about my Tron Legacy Identity disc build. The project waited a couple of years before getting started. Hitting december, I decided that all that backlog had to go somewhere, so I tackled the build right after christmas...

Specs / particulars


- 197 LEDs
- Soul Inertia retrofit kit. Disappointed by the amount of bubbles in the outer ring but I'll leave with it.
- USB rechargeable, 2x li-ion 14500 batteries in parallel, individually protected
- USB mass storage / flash drive (2GB). It's a freakin' storage disc or WHAT ?
- Crystal focus v7.5 sound board + slightly modified firmware + arduino for rapid prototyping
- 2 fonts from Novastar (with and without ambiance). I've added a few sounds as the fonts were made for CFv5
- Sam / Rinzler disc transition (color changing)
- swing / clash / flash on clash / spin Fx / lockup, inherited from the SW lightsaber context
- smooth ignition / retraction (97 LEDs)
- pulse mode in idle, wake up on move
- audio player (I've put the whole Daft Punk album in there)
- motion powered activation
- motion controlled font choice and audio tracks

Primer WIP. Trying to get rid of all the copyright marks and ugly text. Leaving the sound vents and former on/off switch for the micro USB access. On the latter can be read E O l. I left those as it reads as end of line and I found it cool.







The internals are quite clean despite of the number of LED used. I plead guilty for using a fair amount of hot glue to isolate connections and have the LEDs stay in place over a short amount of time, and not wasting epoxy.
- 4 ohm 20mm speaker
- hidden switches using fake magnets in the back
- internal reflector with alu tape to maximize diffusion / reflection for the inner ring and avoid internal shadows due to the electronics.
- proper 16 segment boot sequence, measured 250 ms per step via movie analysis and key frames. I had to cheat though, I didn't have the right multiple for the LEDs, so some segments are slightly shorter to match the amount of segments.
- spinning blade effect with dimmed pattern (not just on / off), very realistic







It's far from being accurate. I decided to totally mask the former activation switch from the toy though it seems the engraved contour appears on the original prop. Added some alu bezels to match the ref pictures I've seen in this forum. Hope you'll enjoy !

Video
Tron Legacy Identity Disc Working Prop

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015, 05:12:35 AM »
Genial, amazing! Love it!  :D :o :))

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2015, 07:24:15 AM »
Erv, that is really wicked. My wife looked like a kid in a candy store while she watched this video. Any chances of these being made available in the future?

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 10:52:58 AM »
I don't think I'll offer a kit, that was just a personal project for my collection. Still, the fonts are there and you can use any sound board to play them, that's half of the work done !

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 01:15:28 PM »
Wolf10100 and myself watched the video for this when he visited earlier. we was stunned at how good it is. You would have no problem selling these erv. Wolf and myself would have 1 each.  ::)
« Last Edit: January 18, 2015, 04:07:08 PM by bombarta »
I don't know, i gotta bad feeling about this!
       

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2015, 03:13:43 PM »
ERV you really outdone yourself with this one.

Just keep it under lock and key. I'd hate to hear the story of the visiting young relative took it out for a spin!  :o "hey this is cool catch."

It has the best flash rate as the movie almost. I love it.

As always great videos too!

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2015, 04:55:17 PM »
this was what i wanted since day one. dude, you did it.

i totally was thinking about doing this to one of my discs. i have the white one and the black one.

the white one i have is converted but no sound. the black one is stock.

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2015, 05:05:10 PM »
 :o :o

  wow that's really nice !! 8)

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2015, 12:03:08 AM »
thanks guys !

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2015, 03:23:28 AM »
Just gotta ask cause I won't be able to watch the vid till tommrow but I'm dying to know.

Does it do the power up/camera flash recharge noise?

I have a tron font from a while ago and was disappointed it didn't have one, so I googled one and chopped it into the power on files ^^

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2015, 05:23:17 AM »
Just gotta ask cause I won't be able to watch the vid till tommrow but I'm dying to know.

Does it do the power up/camera flash recharge noise?

I have a tron font from a while ago and was disappointed it didn't have one, so I googled one and chopped it into the power on files ^^


I've used 7 different boot sounds, taken from the movie (quotes, fx) plus one from the CF default package.

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2015, 01:38:33 PM »
that thing is just ridiculously cool...
I did a TRON disc earlier and was in no way able to get that level of sophistication...
(but then again, we didn't have CFLS 7.5 yet either  ;P )

Awesome stuff as usual, erv!

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2015, 05:42:51 PM »
Thats so cool! What can't  you do erv?

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2015, 10:00:18 PM »
Thats so cool! What can't  you do erv?

- use less sleep hours, unfortunately...
- change a lightbulb using the force
- draw properly, even to save my life
- much more

that thing is just ridiculously cool...
I did a TRON disc earlier and was in no way able to get that level of sophistication...
(but then again, we didn't have CFLS 7.5 yet either  ;P )
Awesome stuff as usual, erv!

thanks cani ! it's actually a regular CF, with a (slightly) modified firmware, I chopped off the power led driver to save space. It could have been done with earlier version but the dual sensor and motion fusion adds up to the possibilities regarding the gesture interaction.

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Re: Tron Legacy Identity disc
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2015, 09:43:13 AM »
i'm dreaming for it, the next on wil be mine :azn: