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This looks amazing. Seriously well done.

Do the buttons for the weapons light up when loaded? Not sure if there is some sort of status that could trigger the fire light to only be illuminated once the tube is loaded.

Same questions for the auto fire state, if it is auto fire mode does it light up?

Great work and would love to see some action shots or movies of this in use.
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Wow, this thread is so much awesome! I love the 2280s theme, the Bridge in Star Trek II has long been one of my favourites.
Getting warp and engineering sliders to work is pretty amazing too!


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I can already tell this bridge is going to be my favorite.

"Z minus ten thousand meters. Stand by photon torpedoes."

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Woah. Seriously, that is awesome! Can't wait to see it at Armada!

Thanks! I am also looking forward to Armada!

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This looks amazing. Seriously well done. Do the buttons for the weapons light up when loaded? Not sure if there is some sort of status that could trigger the fire light to only be illuminated once the tube is loaded. Same questions for the auto fire state, if it is auto fire mode does it light up? Great work and would love to see some action shots or movies of this in use.

Thanks! There are no buttons that light up on these panels. The flow of information is strictly one-way -- that way I can make these panels plug-n-play with anyone's PC. See below for a brief animation. There will be more later!

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Wow, this thread is so much awesome! I love the 2280s theme, the Bridge in Star Trek II has long been one of my favourites.
Getting warp and engineering sliders to work is pretty amazing too!

Thanks! Me, too!

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"Z minus ten thousand meters. Stand by photon torpedoes."


OK! -- I blame the following gif on these comments!

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"FIRE!!   FIRE!!"

"WE CAN'T!"

That is amazing, well done [biggrin]


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Ah yes, The Wrath of Khan, scenes 93-99. My favorites!
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Ha! That's awesome!

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see? I told you THIS was gonna be a thing [biggrin]

what's the push-down clearance for those buttons, though?
aren't you putting the proverbial square peg into a round hole?
if you aren't, why not just cut the hole just the size of the button mounting, and hide it under the button itself?

also, looking at the wiring, I get the feeling that the wires are waaaaay too thick for this.
I'm not an electrical engineer, but the standard wiring they use in computers for handling what you would call "high voltage" for the setup (like 12v from the power supply) is probably half as thick.
this looks more like the wire you'd use for home installations.

EDIT: nevermind.... it seems it's below 0.5mm, which is perfectly within tolerance.
looks like the insulation makes it look thicker.
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Update:

Leaving Communications out seemed a little odd, so I decided to put something together. I used the occasion to try a little variation on the basic theme -- something I was kicking around from the beginning, but couldn't quite get right with the prototype (haven't shared that photo yet!).

The idea for Communications is a multi-purpose programmable keypad. Technically, this control panel can be used to control any of the stations. However, it is probably easiest to use for Communications. For the aesthetics, I decided to stay a little more true to the throwback panel design, with the top acrylic panel overlaid rather than inset. The edges polished nicely, but it is difficult to tell from the photo. The only serious concession to modernity is the outline and typeface (sticking with Microgramma - see STVI) rather than the classic Helvetica and brackets (TMP).

Here's how it looks:
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Time to start packing!

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Everything's crated up and back home from Armada. Thank you to everyone at the con (or Khan?) that made this event special for me and AgentD! We had a great time hanging out with all of you. I also enjoyed trading stories and design notes about building starship parts. I had no idea about where this project would go, but you've inspired me to think about other things to build and places to take them.

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Everything's crated up and back home from Armada. Thank you to everyone at the con (or Khan?) that made this event special for me and AgentD! We had a great time hanging out with all of you. I also enjoyed trading stories and design notes about building starship parts. I had no idea about where this project would go, but you've inspired me to think about other things to build and places to take them.

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Great meeting you, and I (and I'm sure everyone else) was super impressed by your setup.  I spent my drive back home to Chicago brainstorming new stuff for my bridge, and I'm certainly going to be using a couple elements from this rig as inspiration for improvements on my own.  Hope to see you next year!

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It was awesome to meet you! I wish I had spent more time at your bridge talking about tech, but really enjoyed the time I did spent talking shop with you. Looking forward to what you come up with next.

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Your bridge is beautiful! And amazingly portable!

Great work. [thumb]

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I had a blast playing on your bridge this weekend! I can't wait to see where you take it from here.
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. I had a great time hanging out with all of you! Definitely looking forward to doing it again. Also, if any of you are planning to go to GenCon, please let me know. It would be fun to get together for a bit and, who knows, even play a few rounds.

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I had a blast playing on your bridge this weekend! I can't wait to see where you take it from here.


Mark, I am glad to hear that. For the record, Engineering only had that brain fart while you were aboard. In hindsight, the only thing it could have been was the Damcon mouse-drag lock-out getting stuck when switching back to coolant mode. It is a difficult error to get, but easily fixed by a single line of code. Oh well -- it was a good bit of playtesting regardless.

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