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Back when The Force Awakens hit the cinemas I built my own SE-44C Blaster. It is still the only blaster I have that goes with my First Order Stormtrooper.

 

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A few days ago I got the idea to build electronics that fit inside the small blaster. I printed it hollow, so there is some room for electronics. However, space is very limited inside. I will reprint some parts to maximize the available space. Additionally I'll get a pcb made which will hold the main components and keep things clean an organized. Having a mess of cables inside the small space would make things even more complicated.

 

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So this is where I currently am. From left to right:
Mock up of the pcb to test sizing, current Glock sled with new hollow end cap behind it, Glock receiver with microswitch for the trigger installed, electronics on a breadboard.

 

Currently I'm finalizing the new sled to fit all the main components:

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Nice! Yeah, not a lot of space to work with. I've love to see the result of this. Better yet, I'd like to know how they did in in TLJ since you can clearly see the indicator light on in Phasma's SE44-C along with the one that Rose used during the hangar scene onboard the Supremacy.

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4 hours ago, Cody42 said:

Back when The Force Awakens hit the cinemas I built my own SE-44C Blaster. It is still the only blaster I have that goes with my First Order Stormtrooper.

 

IMG_7202.thumb.jpg.349f50032e090ec3ef59bab756bf2d23.jpg

 

A few days ago I got the idea to build electronics that fit inside the small blaster. I printed it hollow, so there is some room for electronics. However, space is very limited inside. I will reprint some parts to maximize the available space. Additionally I'll get a pcb made which will hold the main components and keep things clean an organized. Having a mess of cables inside the small space would make things even more complicated.

 

photo_2019-10-31_18-13-16.thumb.jpg.60386b1f00574eb2a331329f07d57563.jpg

 

So this is where I currently am. From left to right:
Mock up of the pcb to test sizing, current Glock sled with new hollow end cap behind it, Glock receiver with microswitch for the trigger installed, electronics on a breadboard.

 

Currently I'm finalizing the new sled to fit all the main components:

764061831_Anmerkung2019-10-31181840.thumb.jpg.104377d1847c128638e9ecb46252bc4c.jpg

 

Nice work I also added some electronics to my blaster, although I just hacked at it with a Dremel ;)

 

 

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22 hours ago, tkrestonva said:

Nice! Yeah, not a lot of space to work with. I've love to see the result of this. Better yet, I'd like to know how they did in in TLJ since you can clearly see the indicator light on in Phasma's SE44-C along with the one that Rose used during the hangar scene onboard the Supremacy.

Yes that would be nice to know. However, I doubt that we could replicate that. With a professional workshop and access to more advanced materials and electronic components it probabily is a lot easier.
I'll just use a regular 5mm square led as the indicator light. Not the most accurate solution, but at least it will glow nicely.

 

20 hours ago, T-Jay said:

Curious to see this thing in real life... ;)

Of course you will get to see it. Hopefully quite soon.

 

18 hours ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Nice work I also added some electronics to my blaster, although I just hacked at it with a Dremel ;)

 

That looks and sounds great. I'll be quite happy if my results are similar.

 

I've also got a tiny update. The printer is currently printing the new slide:

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This morning, I already printed and painted the muzzle led holder:

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...just to notice, that it is too large and I won't be able to assemble the blaster. So, back into blender and adapt the model:

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That's it for today.

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After some iterations on the pcb and the new slide and some failed prints the slide is now successfully printed.

 

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I made a lot more space inside, by making it a single piece instead of having a separate ejector and barrel end. Inside you can see the mock pcb mounted with a single screw.

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Fitting test of all components. Everything fits in. B)

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Finally a screenshot of the final pcb design. It is currently being manufactured and should arrive sometime next week.

 

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A lot of soldering of components and crimping connectors later, the main electronics are done.

 

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To have easy access to the battery, I printed a new mag. There is a small spring in the bottom, which holds the battery in place. Here you can see all the parts of the new mag:

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There are connectors glued in place inside the main body and the mag, which connect once the mag is fully inserted. So

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Glock closed with all electronics inside:

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Unfortunately the sound is not very loud from inside the blaster. But if it is not too loud around, you can still hear it go pew pew. For such a small blaster, I am satisfied with the result.

 

Blaster fully assembled and operational:

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After seeing this blaster in person just a few hours ago, I have to say that it is very well done - not only the installed electronics, but also the details and the paint job.

 

My favorite mod is how the magazine slides in and connects the battery with the electrical pins inside the blaster. Works like a charm and literally brings the power cell into the blaster. :)

 

Great job done Dave and see you again soon...

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