[Hackaday official] Millenium falcon and massive deathstar

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[Hackaday official] Millenium falcon and massive deathstar

Postby caleb » January 30th, 2013, 11:11 am

Going along with the theme of star wars, I have 2 more items I'm constructing.

1. MASSIVE inflatable deathstar.
This isn't a complicated hack. I have a 12' beach ball that I'm making a cover for. It is not completed yet, I still have TONS of sewing to do, then I paint it. Any ideas on electronics to add? Maybe some random lights?

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2. millenium falcon body for the parrot AR drone.
Again, this isn't super complicated. The toughest part is keeping it light. I have made a quick mockup out of some styrofoam. Unfortunately, it looks all lopsided and funky. I'll have to start over I think. I'd have to weigh again, but I think I can do 150grams of weight. Any thoughts on a better material?
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Re: [Hackaday official] Millenium falcon and massive deathst

Postby caleb » January 30th, 2013, 1:53 pm

I'm a sewing MONSTER
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Re: [Hackaday official] Millenium falcon and massive deathst

Postby caleb » January 30th, 2013, 4:33 pm

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takes forever to inflate. Video coming soon.
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this is happening RIGHT NOW. I'm taking a timelapse video.
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Re: [Hackaday official] Millenium falcon and massive deathst

Postby caleb » January 30th, 2013, 6:14 pm

http://youtu.be/IpsVoQ-JZk8

Video of the first test inflation
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Re: [Hackaday official] Millenium falcon and massive deathst

Postby caleb » January 31st, 2013, 4:34 pm

You can see, the sewing wasn't fantastic. Sewing a 3 meter long gentle curve while fighting the weight of the thing wasn't so easy. The fact that I eyeballed all my panels instead of measuring them didn't help either.

I have to sew endcaps on and add a velcro access panel for inflation/deflation, but then it is ready for painting!

I still need ideas for a cool way to do lights or something.
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Re: [Hackaday official] Millenium falcon and massive deathst

Postby MS3FGX » January 31st, 2013, 8:29 pm

Is there really 2 minutes of dead air on that YouTube video, or is it just me?
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Re: [Hackaday official] Millenium falcon and massive deathst

Postby caleb » January 31st, 2013, 9:26 pm

Looks like it. Must have been where I dropped in the song and cut it to length. the project must have been extended, then not reduced.

I mean... nope, just you.
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Re: [Hackaday official] Millenium falcon and massive deathst

Postby caleb » February 7th, 2013, 12:34 pm

The very top of the deathstar was still open and ugly. I needed to cap it off somehow. After struggling to get ALL THAT MATERIAL to cooperate with my normal sewing machine I gave up. The results were looking horrible. Instead, I made a quick cap and hot glued it in place. I left a small opening so I can reach in when adjusting/inflating the beach ball.

Next up, fix the bottom access area and begin painting!
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Re: [Hackaday official] Millenium falcon and massive deathst

Postby caleb » February 9th, 2013, 11:48 am

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just started painting the deathstar. it is coming together!
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Re: [Hackaday official] Millenium falcon and massive deathst

Postby Osgeld » February 9th, 2013, 7:21 pm

I thought you were making a big one
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