Discussion on Range Finder Electrics RC help within the Boba Fett Helmet forum, part of the Star Wars Original Trilogy Bounty Hunters category; hi im painting my DP helmet and rember seeing last
WebChief, you seek WebChief. He has one in his helmet that is controlled by a button on his gaunt. Im pretty sure you can get a motor and control from Cyberdine Studios.
Here is the link you're looking for:
I'm getting one installed next week myself. You'll need the servo, controller board and the RF transmitter, which can be housed in your gauntlet.
Contact them for more details. Tell them Eric sent you...
I've got one of these from Hyperdyne also. It didn't work when I recieved it. I sent it back and it was returned good as new in about a week or so. I was very satified with the service I recieved. It's working great now. I got a reply to every email I sent (which was a lot). I'm also having hyperdine do some sound effects and possably a smoking jet pack in the works as well. I definatly recommend this site.
How did you put it in, was it hard?
The only hard part was figuing out wich adapter to use with the aluminum stalk. I ended up cutting small "grooves" at the base of the stalk with a dremel cutting wheel so the adapter would "plug" in, and then apoxy it in place. I've test fit it, but it's not installed in the helmet because the helmet still needs painted. It was all wired up when I got it. I went with the RF controller and it's sweet.
The only thing I would do is ask for the red LED's. The ones the came with it are clear, but light up red. I will replace with red that light up red.
I just bought my helmet and it has a motorized rangefinder. The person who built it used a motor from a remote control
PT Cruiser. It is attached to a three way switch (forward/off/backward) and a 9 volt battery. It works very well. Hope this helps someone.
does it come with detailed instructions? im not the best with electronics..and how much is the whole kit? any help would be apreciated.. thank you...
The kit comes with instructions and pix
Ive got some RC servos and other bits from maplin.co.uk this morning but i want to add a RC button of some sort so when its pressed it will activate the rangefinder to move down and up when am finished with it
As im pants when it comes too electrical stuff can anyone recomend a parts(s) that i need
I used to have that on my helmet but the damned motor burnt out and it stopped working...
i think mine ran around 200, it was a little bit more since i got the voice activated add on to it. I think its just over a hundred or so, but youll have to email Jim from hyperdyne for a correct quote. My servo burnt out too, but it was the wrong one. I got a new one now, putting that one in tomorrow. Its the best way i think of doing it. I ran two momentary switches down to my gauntlet. You can setup up for one touch and the finder goes down, or you can press and hold it down till it goes down, same way for going up.
Does anyone have pics of how this all looks installed? I am pretty clueless on this type of stuff and pics always help. I am also wondering, how is it exactly that the rangfinder moves- I mean, what is it connected to that moves it? Is there something that you install in the stalk itself, like an arm that moves it at it's base??
The servo motor screws in on the inside of the helmet and the gear goes through a hole where the pivot point it. Then you have an adaptor that you have to fit in the stalk. Then that fits onto the servo gear and screws in. I will try to post pics of my set up soon.
As for the remote comtrol,the one I got is a key chain type like for locking and unlocking your car. It has a rope band on it and I put that around my wrist, put the control part in my palm, then put my glove on. Then all I have to do is push a button and the RF goes down, push it again and it goes up. You can do it without anyone knowing,plus you don't have to modify anything to hide it.
Thank you very much for that explanation! Is it a cordless remote control? Is it something that could be hooked up to a button on the gauntlet?
below is some pics off my parts, the total cost of the RC servo and parts so far is about $55 in total
Its all plug and play and dose not require soldering at all
here some pics
Servo Controller, just turn it on and use the wheel on it to control the movement of the servo up or down
Servo leed, come in 200mm to 1m lengths
AA battery holder and connector, I'm using the middle one
just now need to get the other parts that couldn't be sent to me due to them having run out at the time i ordered
heres a movie link to a friend who's helped me with mine and has installed it in his helmet.www.vaderuk.com/boba.mpg
Jim from hyperdyne emailed me over the weekend and gave me this link to a wireless RF kit hope it helps
Ive also put my lights in the stalk also....and dulled down my red areas of my helmet and got my alu armour, pics coming soon
Pics, Neil, we want Pics of the bucket and armour!
Sounds like you're coming on in leaps and bounds, mate.
Here's some pictures of the inside of my helmet.
1st one is and overview of the inside
Here is the servo
Here's the RC board
and the remote control
Whoa . . . that's some serious firepower in that bucket there!
I don't even think my computer has that much wiring and battery power in it!
That's mighty darn cool interior ya got there mate!!
Whoa! That's a lot of stuff in there! Pretty cool, though.
Holy cow!!!! That's a lot of stuff!
Yeah, it does appear to be alot of stuff. Good thing I have a big helmet
I do plan to install another fan though.
I was looking for a thread on the board about servos for the RF,but cant seem to find one. Ive been looking into making one for my bucket, but cant seem to find the right path . If anyone has any info on how to make or one get one made please let me know. all info would be GR8
OK, I'm waiting for a couple of things to happen, but I hope to soon have something to share. I want to have a moving RF but don't have the skills to do it myself so I have commissioned a small electronics company to develop one to my order. initially I figured I'd just order it as a one off, but it turns out the price they can do it for is pretty good.
Like I say, I'm waiting for a couple of things, namely a prototype to test and show you guys, but the company has said they'll be able to mass produce 2 versions. a hardwired unit where you activate the RF servo by pressing a momentary switch (like the ones on your gaunt, so it can be wired to the gaunt quite easily), or a remote control unit where there are no wires and it's controlled by a key fob transmitter, like you car alarm.
Once I've got the prototype I'll post pics/a movie and start an interest thread, but it's gonna be pretty exciting, and well priced!
Watch this space.
Looking forward to what you come up w/ Si!!!
If you like, we have a servo RC solution already available!
The servo controller board automatically raises and lowers the rangefinder using any off-the-shelf servo. It is custom designed and built by us. The controller board also sequences 2 red LEDs once the rangefinder is in the down position. We also have custom sound boards to do the ambient rangefinder sound, and even a full blown Fett voice changer.
We sell low-profile servos, the servo controller board, and even a complete package w/ the radio and keyfob. We used to sell a voice activation board too, but it has been discontinued.
If you want to save a little dough, you can also buy the radio board online and hook it up yourself to our servo controller. It's pretty easy.
Check out the movies on the site too!
**** ruffkintoy that's amazing