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Re: Sonic screwdriver

Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:37 pm

I'm thinking of making a sonic screwdriver with an R-Pi though I think it would only be like having a universal remote (being the fact that I would only be able to control remote based technology, but I can dream). It would look just like the real one and make the same sound, it would be interesting for like minded people.

Could anyone think of a way I could make it more like the one from the tv programme, regarding usability? For example using or disrupting computers or unlocking doors. ;)

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Re: Sonic screwdriver

Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:40 pm

I'm not sure the form factor will allow for it - isn't a SS skinnier than a credit card? Had you considered making a tricorder instead? ;)
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Re: Sonic screwdriver

Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:45 pm

I will have to make it bigger than the original then. More research needed. As for the tricorder, that may be the second project though I haven't the foggiest how I would get that to work.

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Re: Sonic screwdriver

Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:17 pm

How about an original series communicator -- incoming message sound effects at random times and random comm clips from the show when you open it? All you'd need is a small speaker hooked up to the audio out and a connector between the flip-top and one of the switches.

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Re: Sonic screwdriver

Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:20 pm

That would be interesting. Especially if you are on the bus or train and everyone is messing about with there ipods and you get that out. I think there will be alot of staring

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Re: Sonic screwdriver

Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:02 am

Or perhaps you could attatch that 12MP camera to it and have it do augmented reality or something.

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Re: Sonic screwdriver

Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:08 am

I think a 'Ziggy' from quantum leap would be closer to the mark.

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Re: Sonic screwdriver

Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:14 pm

Quote from liz on August 31, 2011, 23:40
I'm not sure the form factor will allow for it - isn't a SS skinnier than a credit card? Had you considered making a tricorder instead? ;)

+1 on the tricorder. If I'm looking at the specs right, it should easily fit inside of a toy tricorder casing, or if you can find one/make one, a case like a prop maker would use.

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Re: Sonic screwdriver

Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:52 pm

Red Dwarf Psy Scan!

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Re: Sonic screwdriver

Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:05 pm

I'm waiting for someone to crack portable MRIs so that it doesn't take my head to have fallen off to get a good and proper check-up!

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Re: Sonic screwdriver

Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:20 am

I reckon Ziggy is by far & away the best idea, https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=quant ... 60&bih=644

...I'm 'toying' with LEGO case builds for my RPi [merely because I have parts to make one - why buy?] but would welcome the availability of a Ziggy case - it's already an app as seen on http://andaps.com/appid140896 - but for the serious user with this small concession towards levity, a portion of the case would be a touchscreen and a skin for the interface could continue the look of the case into the desktop environment - same RPi functioning, all new futuristic look :)
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