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  1. Nothing special really, although I think my belly is about the max you can squeeze into that whole mid section armor.
  2. Here's my finished Heavy F11D (minus the black dot on the ammo box and the stickers). I used the Rustoleum Painterr's Touch 2x gloss white and satin black. I'm in the middle of building a new standard one now and I'm adding the sounds and lights modded from the E11 Arduino project here. Here's my progress on the electronics). I've already changed the weapon-select sound to include a "click-click" then F11D power up sound so you know it changed weapons (in the video it is the same sound for start up, reload and weapon select):
  3. If someone you know has a 3D printer, it's worth printing it out yourself. Less than a $20 roll of PLA will print it. Then, smoothing and painting is the crafty part. There's multiple ways of doing it, XTC 3D coating then sanding and painitng, bondo glaze, sanding, primer, painting, etc... So, you'll probably spend another $60 in paints or coatings, and then you'll need some screw hardware ($12). So you're already halfway to the Etsy guy. But if you're going to build 3 of them for your garrison, it's worth it since the cost doesn't go up very much for multiples. I would think you could easily build 3 of them with about $120 in materials plus finishing labor. Here are the 3D Printing files: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/32544-free-tfa-f-11d-3d-printable-files-available-now/
  4. For a blaster, if you don't want to print your own, these look decent. I think he sells them here too, but I'm not sure. They're not smooth though. You'd have to sand, primer & re paint it to get it really smooth. But it's an option. https://www.etsy.com/listing/245791161/f-11d-blaster-11-scale If you have access to a 3D printer, and willing to spend a lot of time doing it yourself, the print files are available here.
  5. For me, it only shows the left arm available for $120. Everything else is "Not Available".
  6. Oops... I just realized I'm not done... :/ I still have to light up the static red LED's on the blaster. I might as well use the arduino to drive it too. I'll post my Arduino code and schematic when I'm really finished then. ****EDIT**** To not confuse this thread's purpose with my mods, I'm starting a new build thread for my version here: All further info I create will be posted there.
  7. Okay, I think I'm finished modding this project. I am going to equip a new F-11D Standard Blaster I have 3D Printed with this project modded for use with only TWO buttons (the F-11D has two triggers already) and I have removed the classic guns and replaced some of the sounds. I found some issues with SkyOne's schematic that appear to be errors and have reported them to him, so I won't go into that here. I am NOT using the Hengstler counter at all, so that has been removed from the schematic and the Arduino code. I cleaned up the code to minimize only the functions I am using. Here they are: All same weapons as original design minus the classic guns. E11 sound have been replaced with F-11D sound Ammo Reload and Weapon select sounds have been replaced with F-11D startup sound (cuz it's cool) Button one is still the same fire functions. Single shot or hold for multi shot of whatever weapon you have selected. Button two has THREE functions: Short press - Reload Ammo - Plays F11D power up sound 2 sec press - Select next weapon - Plays "click click" then F11D power up sound 5 sec press - play TK radio loop When the TK radio loop is playing, pressing fire automatically selects back to the main F-11D weapon blast and fires it. I tested out using an acrylic rod to illuminate the length of the barrel and still have the end lit up. It seems to work really well. In the video you can see i have not cut down the acrylic rod to length yet and most of it is clear. You can still see it light up in the clear portion of the rod, but if you look closely to the front half of my barrel, it will be lit up much brighter because I scored that end with sandpaper so it is no longer clear around that section. This makes it much brighter along the barrel. The blaster you see in the background is the larger "heavy" version of the F-11D that made last year. It only has lights inside it. If I feel up to it after this project is done, I may tear it apart and add this to it as well.
  8. I'm 5'8" and NOT thin! I'm 195-200lbs wet. Here's what I look like:
  9. In case anyone is interested... I'm trying to fit all this into a F-11D blaster. I'm still in the beginning stages, but I think I've figured out a way to build a charging port into the end cap. I added a recessed port with threads to the white part, and mating threads into the grey D-Ring part so that it can be unscrewed and plugged in to charge my LiPo battery.
  10. Hey SkyOne, Your eBay link for the 5v regulator sends you to generic 5v regulators. You might want to specify it to be a positive voltage regulator. I ended up with some negative L7905's by accident and when they heated up real good, I realized what happened.
  11. Another alternative, check your local libraries. The Long Beach library here in SoCal has 5 of them in their media lab that anybody can come and drop off files to print FOR FREE. I printed half a F-11D blaster at mine. Since then I've bought a MonoPrice Select Mini for under $200 and am doing my own printing now. There are a handful of basic 3D printers for under $300 that print just fine if you're even slightly interested in doing it yourself.
  12. Hey All, I am building a F-11D TFA blaster and would like to use this for the sounds/lights. I won't be using the counter LED's, and I'm not sure if it even should have a reload function. Can I just omit the multi-segment LED module without changing anything else, and is there a way to bypass the counting/reload function? I'm not a programmer, and I can likely figure it out with some help, but I'm also brand new to Arduino. Thanks!
  13. I'm familiar with ukswrath's offerings. I have all the pieces already except for the speakers, so I wanted to put it together myself. I bought a couple different samples already and didn't like the results. The 10x20mm speakers were way too quiet. I got some bigger ones 20x40mm that I might also try when I have time. Colonel, that's a bit pricy for those speakers you linked to. That amazon order is for a set of 5 (did you use them all?) $11/ea. You can get them on Mouser for $6/ea one at a time. I find that the specs on these tiny speakers aren't very useful though. Trial and error unless someone can tell me they found the magical super loudest tiny speakers?
  14. I want to explore self-contained helmet electronics. I already have Troopertalk and an off-brand "aker" unit that works fine. I want to see if I can put it all in the helmet and make it work. Looking for helmet speaker recommendations.
  15. Hi, I'm trying to find the best fit, loudest mini speakers that will fit into the helmets. I've already tried some small laptop speakers, but they don't seem loud enough. Curious what others use?
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