Boba spurs interest thread

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    SkyMiner's Avatar
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    Boba spurs interest thread

    I'm in the final stages of prototyping a project for a ESB Boba buddy. Essentially, I've created electronic spurs that play the sound heard when Boba walks in ESB. The electronics are small enough to put in a pocket (think tic tac box small, but not including battery pack and speaker), and trigger the sound with every step. They can either be played through an existing speaker on your kit, such as an Aker, or on separate speakers.

    I'm wondering what the interest would be from the community if I were to make more of these to sell. I'm ball-parking about $150 for a complete kit, depending on volume.

    Let me know whether there is interest in this, and if so, I'll take some pictures and video, and refine pricing.

    Shawn

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    Re: Boba spurs interest thread

    I like the idea! Keep it so there are no spurs yet the sound and everyone wins!

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    Boba spurs interest thread

    I'm down for this. I'vealways hoped that somebody would develop something like this for when we walk.
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    Re: Boba spurs interest thread

    Would be to,have you a sound sample?

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    Re: Boba spurs interest thread

    I'm interested. Do you happen to have a sample?

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    Re: Boba spurs interest thread

    Definitely interested, but not for that price. Seems steeper than I'd like to pay for such a minute detail.Then again, I am a cheap guy lol.

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    Re: Boba spurs interest thread

    hi, do you have you a sound sample/

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    Re: Boba spurs interest thread

    Thanks for the comments guys.

    I should have a video to post by the end of the weekend illustrating its functionality and how it works, at least for the prototype. I'm waiting on some components from China to make things smaller and lighter, and hopefully reduce the cost a bit. It's not an easy (or cheap) project either way, as I want it to be reliable enough to trigger only when appropriate, yet small enough to use easily. I could do it for a greatly reduced cost by leveraging some of the components more than once (ie, both legs sounding through 1 speaker, 1 battery pack), but I'm assuming no one wants wires running everywhere.

    Hold tight.. I'll be posting more information soon!

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    Re: Boba spurs interest thread

    Color me interested

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    Re: Boba spurs interest thread

    Interested! I've been wanting this for a while.

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    Boba spurs interest thread

    Interested
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    Re: Boba spurs interest thread

    Bump both because I'm interested and because Shawn is the man, especially when it comes to electronics. Anything he comes up with is certain to be impressive.

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    Re: Boba spurs interest thread

    Just an update here. I have my prototype completed. I'm currently using the Boba Fett spurs sound from the "Sounds of Star Wars" book, but after cleaning it up, it doesn't sound as good as I'd like it to. I'm playing around a bit more with the sound to see whether I can improve it (I'm no sound engineer!), while also checking for other spur sounds that are cleaner and close enough to Boba's.

    I've reduced the size of the module to 3.5" x 1.5" x 1/8", without speaker and battery. Still experimenting with component placement to maximize things.

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