Subscribe
  1. mobius's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    424
    Jan 9, 2004, 11:28 AM - See my RC rangefinder work. "pics added" New video file #1

    I got the rangefinder to work follow this link.

    I Got me a RC car for 10 dollars, a servo and managed to get it to work. Will post pic of the process.

    Here is a new windows media file I made today, better lighting.

    http://frontpage.simnet.is/mobius/Rangefinderweb1.wmv

    I begun by taking apart the RC car and take out the RC board like krillindb describes in his tutorial here http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...c=6527&forum=2

    Here Im fitting it to a hole I made in the back interior that I made remember.

    Perfect fit.

    Next I put some tape over the board and hot glued it in place and taped the wires down. You can see that I cut out a square in the top to fit the on/off button I took from the car. I also drilled two holes so I could put the wires through that connect to the power supply and the servo. I then put the net over it and fit in over the key slots.


    I drilled out a hole in the helmet were the rangefinder sits. I used fiberglass to secure 4 bolts, I glued the rangefinder to a small disk that screws to the servo.
    The servo rests on 4 nuts that are screwed on the bolts in the right height and then I secured the servo with another 4 nuts.

    The hole I drilled out with my dremmel.

    And then the finishing touch. As you can see I hid the wires under the interior.









  2. mobius's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    424
    Jan 10, 2004, 3:14 PM - See my RC rangefinder work. #2

    Note Im wearing my new TDH T-shirt I got last night.
  3. Tim Allen's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2002
    Posts
    1,350
    Jan 10, 2004, 8:38 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. #3

    Haha thats pretty cool man, excellent job
  4. StarChild's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    189
    Jan 10, 2004, 10:26 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. #4

    Sweet! Now make a tutorial!

    David
  5. Admin Staff webchief's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    4,704
    Jan 10, 2004, 10:40 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. #5

    Looks great! I just got a servo this week to do this. I had a remote controlled rangefinder back at Celebration 2 but the thing ended up breaking and I've been wanting to install a new one since.
  6. krillindb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    473
    Jan 10, 2004, 10:49 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. #6


    dcwheaton wrote:

    Sweet! Now make a tutorial!

    David
    Actually He used my tutorial as a starting point. You can see it here:
    http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...c=6527&forum=2
    Enjoy.

    And mobius, Very nice work my friend glad to see it worked for you.
  7. Member Since
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    984
    Jan 11, 2004, 12:18 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. "pics added" #7

    sweet...i have to get this done to my helmet.
  8. Member Since
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    458
    Jan 12, 2004, 1:04 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. "pics added" New video file #8

    Awesome - excellent work as usual Mobius!

    Do you have any space problems inside your bucket with all that gear in there?

    Loranar
  9. mobius's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    424
    Jan 12, 2004, 1:12 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. "pics added" New video file #9


    Loranar_Fett wrote:


    Do you have any space problems inside your bucket with all that gear in there?

    Loranar
    No there is enough space the servo rests about 5 mm from my head, I does not run against my head unless someone pushes on the sides.

    I use 4 aa batteries, I found a battery pack that hold 4 together, you can see it somewhere in the pics above. They take up a lot of space. Im gonna buy be battery packs that holds 2 aa batteries. I need two of those and im gonna put them in each of the ear interior.
  10. Member Since
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    458
    Jan 12, 2004, 3:50 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. "pics added" New video file #10


    mobius wrote:


    Loranar_Fett wrote:


    Do you have any space problems inside your bucket with all that gear in there?

    Loranar
    No there is enough space the servo rests about 5 mm from my head, I does not run against my head unless someone pushes on the sides.

    I use 4 aa batteries, I found a battery pack that hold 4 together, you can see it somewhere in the pics above. They take up a lot of space. Im gonna buy be battery packs that holds 2 aa batteries. I need two of those and im gonna put them in each of the ear interior.
    Cool - Thanks. I was actually going to suggest the battery pack idea. I liked the idea for mounting the servo - good thinking
  11. mobius's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    424
    Jan 12, 2004, 4:30 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. "pics added" New video file #11


    Loranar_Fett wrote:


    mobius wrote:


    Loranar_Fett wrote:


    Do you have any space problems inside your bucket with all that gear in there?

    Loranar
    No there is enough space the servo rests about 5 mm from my head, I does not run against my head unless someone pushes on the sides.

    I use 4 aa batteries, I found a battery pack that hold 4 together, you can see it somewhere in the pics above. They take up a lot of space. Im gonna buy be battery packs that holds 2 aa batteries. I need two of those and im gonna put them in each of the ear interior.
    Cool - Thanks. I was actually going to suggest the battery pack idea. I liked the idea for mounting the servo - good thinking
    Yeas I decided to use something strong to hold the servo in place. I was thinking about secureing the servo permanently. But then I found out that if it would break I would have hell of a time removing it. So I used the bolts.

    I hot glued the rangefinder to the servo, wich was inside the helmet at that time but not fastend. I hot glued the cover on the left ear and that way the rangefinder was inplace. I then roateded the servo in to the desired postion and but fiberglass resin under and over the bolts and let cure for 10 min.

    Then I removed the cap, rangefinder form the servo and begun wiring it and bolting the servo in place.

    I am able to remove the rangefinder from the servo by unscrewing on screw.
  12. Member Since
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    218
    Jan 12, 2004, 5:00 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. "pics added" New video file #12

    Man you do great work. First the interior, now this. What's next? Keep it up!

    TK0907/Chris
  13. mobius's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    424
    Jan 12, 2004, 5:15 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. "pics added" New video file #13

    Im not sure, thinking about making a blaster, continue the jet pack.
  14. TK-1776's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    461
    Jan 20, 2004, 10:21 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. "pics added" New video file #14

    Man, I wish I wasn't mechanically retarded! I'd love to do what you've done. That is very cool! Maybe some day I'll have enough patience + knowledge to do it. Good luck!

    John
    TK-1776
  15. TK-1776's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    461
    Jan 20, 2004, 10:24 PM - Re: See my RC rangefinder work. "pics added" New video file #15

    And your video of the working rangefinder was great!

    John
    TK-1776

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 23
    Last Post: Sep 23, 2009, 11:27 PM
  2. Chewbacca just got an upgrade "video"
    By Man of War Studios in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Sep 22, 2009, 6:33 PM
  3. *Official* What do you use as your "FETT WORK SPACE"?
    By DarthVader1 in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 101
    Last Post: Jul 2, 2009, 11:04 PM
  4. Rangefinder stalk "taper" measurements?
    By DL44 Blaster in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Dec 27, 2005, 4:05 PM