TOS Computer props - REVISED and in HD

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eagleman39
Joined: 24 Jan 2011, 10:01

01 Oct 2013, 04:44 #11

  


At it again, Just can’t stop building Star Trek stuff! Tons of fun.


I built a full sized replica of a Star Trek type 7
Console Computer.


This computer has not been reproduced by anyone, (I know
of) including on any trek or fan film.


I am not finished with it as yet, still have to add the
computer in the center of the cabinet and the text that appears on the main
control panel etc.
It seems I could not wait to add lighting before finishing the rest of the project.




Lights flash using a mini computer and solid state relays
to cause lighting to flash without creating any noise.
Later when finished I plan to add sound and the center computer, and the main control panel text.
A Quick video below.
http://www.youtube.com/v/vIyJN40V5hY&ve ... tube_gdata

Eagleman39
Steve






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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

01 Oct 2013, 22:15 #12

THAT'S AWESOME STEVE, I LOVE IT!!!!

Thank for posting the great photos and video; she looks great!! Not sure if you saw the "Type 7" section but here is a link in case you missed it:

http://tosgraphics.yuku.com/topic/409/T ... -Computers

Make sure to keep us updated on your progress!
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eagleman39
Joined: 24 Jan 2011, 10:01

01 Oct 2013, 22:50 #13

Thanks Freek61,
I love your web site. You have done such a great job
investigating every detail of every device you examine. Yes I did look at the type 7 computer section. I’m on this
site all the time.


Keep up the great work!
Steve
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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

03 Oct 2013, 15:58 #14

I'm glad you find it interesting and thanks for the compliment. I am on a never-ending quest for accuracy!! lol.

I have redone all of the graphics in for TOS Computers to make them appear more life-like. I will be replacing the existing graphics in this article when I have time.
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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

18 May 2014, 20:59 #15

I went ahead and added some graphics for the Type 3 computers. More to follow . . .
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Treadwell
Joined: 24 Aug 2014, 03:21

25 Aug 2014, 03:22 #16

It's always been my hunch that the 4B Beta knobs were pen caps, similar to this vintage highlighter:

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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

27 Aug 2014, 20:39 #17

That seems a little small!!! I always thought that those knobs looked like old 35mm film container lids!!

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JimF
Joined: 22 Feb 2014, 21:14

30 Aug 2014, 17:22 #18

It's amusing how much the style of the "Type 1" desktop computer resembles the actual Datapoint 2200 desktop computer from just a few years later, in 1970
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datapoint_2200 )
which some folks claim as the ancestor of the personal computer.

The case design of the Datapoint 2200 is credited to John Frassanito, who originally worked for Raymond Loewy's industrial design firm when he became involved with the design of the Datapoint.
( http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top ... Frassanito )ImageImage

Interestingly, Raymond Loewy's design firm is also alleged to have had something to do with the final design of the Galileo 7 shuttlecraft, via one Thomas Kellogg, who also designed the Studebaker Avanti.
( http://whatculture.com/tv/star-trek-wha ... alileo.php )
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pfleegor
Joined: 01 Jun 2015, 14:39

01 Jun 2015, 14:39 #19

The Computer knobs for the 4B are radio knobs...These are the ones they used...
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On the left are the Original Knobs used on the show...
On the right are the readily available knobs out of resin...
The ones we use are not the right size...
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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

05 Jun 2015, 19:52 #20

Very nice!!!!! Those look like perfect matches; what is the diameter?
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