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  1. DarthMater's Avatar
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    Sep 28, 2011, 9:47 AM - Easy Chest Display #1

    Being on a budget and trying to get my costume ready for this Halloween I don't have money for some of the extras such as the Fettronics chest display. I have read several other post on budget displays but I wanted something animated and easy. It will be a while before I get this completed as I am away from home and don't have my armor with me. I will try to post some pics or video of completed display. My idea is to place elastic pouch on inside of chest armor so that I can slide my ipod touch or Samsung phone in pouch in area where chest display slots are. I will use a simple red colored scrolling text display on phone and set it to repeat. In front of display I will cut digital looking symbols on piece of poster board that is painted gloss black. Place the cardboard so that cut out areas line up with scrolling text and tape to phone then slide into place in pouch behind armor. Bolt armor back up and ready to go. I l also thought of just using red strobe app on phone/ipod to create flashing simple effect. I know it is not going ti be screen accurate but how many people are going to even know that? Any ideas or suggestions with this are greatly appreciated!
  2. JayBox325's Avatar
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    Sep 28, 2011, 9:51 AM - Re: Easy Chest Display #2

    Don't even need to risk your iPod mate!

    TK409.com Do-It-Yourself Star Wars Props

    Red bike light for 3 or $3 or so, print out some letters on clear plastic, add a red sheet of plastic, set the light to a desired flash pattern. Done hope this helps.
  3. Triple-d's Avatar
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    Sep 28, 2011, 12:09 PM - Re: Easy Chest Display #3

    Dang. Beat me to it JayBox325! Yep look at TK409's bike light display.
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    Sep 28, 2011, 1:40 PM - Re: Easy Chest Display #4

    That's the way to go! That's what I'm going to do!

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