Found this model of a star decoration on Thingiverse.
Did a quick print run and instead of using a string of LED lights just grabbed a handful from the drawer and a small buck converter.
The converter is set for 3v output (nominal forward voltage...Full Post . . .
To move forward with the Dalek build - the next step is to start work on priming and painting the parts.
When working on some models (both kit and 3d printed) it helps to have a turntable to get access all around without having to touch the model. Ths helps when building, painting and especially when airbrushing.
I found this design on thingiverse but it wasn’t quite what I wanted - a bit too small and needs to be screwed together. I wanted a larger plate and everything to be a press fit.
So the Dalek needs to be able to play back Dalek noises.
I did wonder about arduino, wave shields etc - but I decided on a simpler approach.
I’ll give it a bluetooth audio receiver and just use my phone to playback (any music app - iTunes or whatever). Then the sounds can just be audio files (and I can also use it as a bluetooth speaker for other things).
I picked up the transparent (or natural) filament today - so I could print off the light covers (ears).
That means all parts from the model are now printed.
Printing progress. Lots more parts printed. I have run out of blue so some are red. I’ve also run out of red - so the skirts will be in black. All that leaves now is the ears - they need to be in clear - and I need to get some clear filament for those (they will not be painted and need to have LEDs inside).
From what I can see - it looks like the model I’ll be building is a Time War Dalek - 2005Full Post . . .
Did some digging - and have found several voice modulators for arduino out there that can make you sound like you’re a dalek. Some of them also do the lights control. Some mention the wave arduino shield from adafruit as a useful addition.
Didn’t find exactly what I want (I’m more interested in one that can take playback rather than a microphone) but I did find that lots of things link to Project Dalek - looks like a really useful resource.
The Dalek build has been started.
The base front and back parts have been printed.