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Old 12-17-2015, 07:22 PM   #1
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[PROP] Real life KOTOR datapad

I am working on creating a real-life SW: KOTOR Prop!

The project is pretty simple, I have finished the documenting phase and managed to piece together a final concept for the device, based on in-game screenshots and artwork of the Versafunction88 Datapad model! With the help of these I also managed to figure a rough estimate of its size.

I've been dreaming about a real datapad since I noticed them in KOTOR, so after waiting for one to appear I said "Why not make one myself?!?"

I will be using an old tablet I had laying around, it is a Odys Loox Android tablet, its advantage is that the screen is of a square shape rather then a widescreen format, so it's a great fit! After researching how to do the actual Datapad frame to fit the tabled, I decided to cover the tablet in a surplus of Poxyline (it's a putty-like sunstance made of two components, and when they are mixed together you can model it any shape you want, and after about 10 minutes it hardens like a very strong but also compact concrete) and after it hardens trim off the excess and model it into the shape of the frame, then polish it and apply the finishing touches with the help of a friend who is a sculptor, and paint it afterwords.
One of the tricky parts will be installing an improvised start button mechanism as the original one will be covered by the frame, and also route the power and data ports to the exterior of the frame.

Research and documentation - 100%
Planning / blueprint - 100%
Materials acquired - 70%

- Design concept (gatheted images from the Internet):
- Props other people made (there are no functional ones, just LEGO or paper models):
- The Odys Loox tablet (that will be used for this prop):

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Old 01-13-2016, 01:09 PM   #2
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Nice, you going to write your own GUI? Or try to create your own OS?

Depending how detailed you want to go, I would suggest getting an Adrino, or a Rasberry PI. Either of those is just a basic circuit board, you have to add buttons/ports/screen(s) to them, and create a custom case for them as well.

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