Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cylon battery belt

finished the cylon battery belt.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Update on cylon build

I have a few pieces done on the cylon build.

Recap of the cylon project build.

Most of the armour and rifle.

Leg armour and boots.

Battery belt in progress.

Close up of the battery belt control box.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

audio stuff

I finally got around to rebuilding my audio amp/signal tracer box. The amp has volume and 3 gain settings (20, 50, 200).

The box has a 1/4" , 1/8" and probe inputs

I also made a custom ring modulator, similar ones was used to make the voices of the Dalek from the Dr. Who TV show. You can here a sample here. My "Ring Thing" has 6 variable frequency wave forms, effects, export its wave forms to other devices, or you can use any external wave form source such as a keyboard.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Classic cylon rifle project

I have been working on a classic cylon rifle prop for my costume.
It has lights.

TV Show version...

My version...

Light testing..

And now build pics...

Monday, September 5, 2011

update on my cylon armour

Here is a couple pics of a custom chest insignia for my cylon armour.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I.L. cylon head project

I am currently working on the moving rope lights that are the brain in the IL head.

under inside light


Test of LED lights

test of lights in purple tube

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Roto-cast machine

I built a new roto-casting machine. It is used to make hollow parts like helmets and toys.

Often used to make items like these..

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Classic Battlestar galactica I.L. series cylon head update

got a few more experiments of pieces made. Still learning what works best.


Eye cast in red with embedded LED lights, The black triangle area will be on the inside to provide a mounting point for the eye.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

new toy

I have new toy..

Electrix WarpFactory Vocoder

Designed for both DJs and Musicians, the Warp Factory is possibly the ultimate stand-alone Vocoder. With those great big knobs, the Warp Factory is designed for straight-forward hands-on use. It has an XLR Mic input (conveniently located on the front) and a quarter-inch line input for use as the Formant or carrier signals. Then there are two quarter-inch line-inputs and two RCA phono inputs for your stereo source sounds, either drum loops, mixes, songs, synth pads, etc...
The way it works is whatever Formant signal you have, say your voice, will be warped into taking on the characteristic of the Source signal you have, say a buzzy synth sound. This would in effect give you that Robot voice effect.

The Warp section is where you'll find most of the knobs and cool features of the Warp. There is a low- and high-pass filtering switch. A 'Gender' knob adjusts the pitch of the Formant. 'Q' adjusts the width of the filtering. An 'Order' adjusts the filter resolution for clear to abstract vocoding effects. There is also Noise and a built-in oscillator Source signal whose pitch is adjusted by 'Robot Pitch'. Various Bypass and Freeze switches and complete MIDI implementation make this the ultimate Vocoder for DJs, musicians and producers. It has been used by U2, John Digweed, United State of Electronica and the Chemical Brothers.

Starbuck's repair tool update

work on the repair tool continues. after several attempts I think I have the correct size.