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Ultrasonic Brain Wave Disruptor/ Melter

Episode 9 - Ariel

Ultrasonic Brain Wave Disruptor/ Melter

Postby cklinejr » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:29 pm

Did the Hands of Blue Ultrasonic Brain Melter survive after shooting wrapped?

I've been thinking about how to make one spring loaded and was just curious if any size info was out there.

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Re: Ultrasonic Brain Wave Disruptor/ Melter

Postby Badger » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:48 pm

I've been looking hard for the 'HOB Rod' device.
Can't locate it.
No one from the production seems to know what happened to it.

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Re: Ultrasonic Brain Wave Disruptor/ Melter

Postby cklinejr » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:00 pm

That stinks.

Maybe Summer kept it. (like Alan with the red button) :)
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Re: Ultrasonic Brain Wave Disruptor/ Melter

Postby MikeTMC » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:26 am

I e-mailed my friend who saw that particular prop a few years back- someone brought it to a party she attended and showed it off.

Unfortunately, she couldn't remember who owned it. I seem to remember a pic being posted at the time...but I'd have to hunt around to see if I can find it.
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Re: Ultrasonic Brain Wave Disruptor/ Melter

Postby Bronson BB » Sat May 28, 2011 11:58 pm

A few close-ish images of the HOB rod.

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And a little video I just made of it in use.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_6pVwRcCP0

Sorry it's not blue-ray. This is all I've got.
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Re: Ultrasonic Brain Wave Disruptor/ Melter

Postby pennausamike » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:11 pm

Making a little forward progress on my next project.
I've had a static version of this prop for a long time, but it is just very unsatisfying.
I'm not too sure about the internal mechanism,
and I realized I drew the return position ramps on the release mechanism in the wrong plane.
The other area for concern was that the extended springs would collapse back to compressed position without kinking.
A lot of these types of problems would be easier to solve if there was more internal space to work with.
But if it works....it'll be so cool.

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Springs proved to be unusable, I had to order new ones.
But, I'm still on track to have a working Blue Hands Neural Bleeder.
Well, working like pops open, not working like makes people bleed out!

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The springs came in, I drilled the bodies to accept them,
and they worked as hoped for!
So, the project was back where it was a week ago.
Barely a hiccup, when I was expecting far worse.

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The next step was to finalize sizes for the release mechanism.
It will basically be a slim, rectangular release button in the center
that holds the little blocks back.

There is still a lot of work to go,
(release mechanism, top cover, paint, fitting and final assembly),
until the next update on the neural bleeder death thingies.

At this point they are about two-thirds done and the release mechanism works.
In the first pic they are shown with the rods captured closed:

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and in the second pic the mock up is popped open
while the cover-off version shows how the rods slide past the release catch.

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In the third pic you can see all but two of the parts, and some hardware.
I still have to make an escutcheon plate for the release button
and there is a black plastic end piece that will go over the socket head cap screw on the one end.
The bodies still need to be drilled and tapped for the cover plate
and there is a fair amount of hand filing and deburring work to do.

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I expect to finish this project by mid-July.

More progress:

All the pieces are made; note: that's MADE, NOT finished.

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I have to drill and tap the bodies and cover plates so they can be bolted together.

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After that will be some fine tuning.
I need to ream the holes for the acrylic rods.
The drill was too inconsistent and some of the end caps and sliding blocks won't press on the rods.
Overall, some final fit and finish is required.

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The final steps will be to paint the bodies in krinkle-finish black, assemble, and send to their new homes.

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I'm debating whether to serial number them;
something like 1-8 through 8-8 or 108 through 808.

Still on track for a mid-July finish.

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Re: Ultrasonic Brain Wave Disruptor/ Melter

Postby Justanuthercap » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:07 pm

Looking great Mike. I'm all for a serial number of some kind.
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Re: Ultrasonic Brain Wave Disruptor/ Melter

Postby pennausamike » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:39 pm

Oops, sorry, should have mentioned that they are all spoken for when finished.
I wish I could have made more,
but 8 is kind of the upper point where time to make the parts starts to exceed the amortization of the setups.
There are about a dozen parts (not including hardware)
with the simplest requiring about ten machining operations each
and the most complex (the bodies) over twenty;
all taken times eight.

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Re: Ultrasonic Brain Wave Disruptor/ Melter

Postby F-N-S » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:35 pm

Really great work Mike! :D
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Re: Ultrasonic Brain Wave Disruptor/ Melter

Postby JiminSTLouis » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:34 pm

pennausamike wrote:Oops, sorry, should have mentioned that they are all spoken for when finished.

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