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23 March 2011 @ 06:18 am
TDK (Tiki Dalek) can Talk!  
I've been working on refinements to the Tiki Dalek.

Several are designed to make him pack as more flat pieces (and thus be more shippable).

However, one of the critical lacks at Gallifrey when he was out conga-ing in the hallways was his inability to speak to the folks around him.

That has been fixed!

The voice modulator is not a perfect Dalek voice; I have plans for a better one. This is built using a hobby kit based on the WIN8072 IC, but had the advantage of coming with a pre-etched circuit board and all the necessary components for quick assembly.

TDK will debut with his new voice at Nova Albion this weekend (shhh)
Current Mood: happyhappy
Racer X. Machina: awesomeracerxmachina on March 23rd, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
to quote Pintsize
My harddrive is awash with kissy emoticons for you and your awesome Dalek.
Esprix: Cybermanesprix on March 23rd, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
Ha! Very clever!
BaronLawbaronlaw on March 23rd, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
I can see this will be a "never quite complete" project for you, always refining. :)
Kevin Rochekproche on March 23rd, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Well, he was SO MUCH FUN to take out in the hallways that I want to improve upon it.

(Plus I think he's going to New Jersey for Costume-Con's SFF masquerade)
Staceybuddykat on March 23rd, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! If you need somewhere other then the hotel to ship it, Shirt and I will happily volunteer.

You do realize that you will eventually need to make one for Shirt, right? Otherwise it might disappear from some random con someday...
Jennifer/Gail: DrWho_5-smilelferion on March 23rd, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
That works!

Conga-ing in the hallways after the masquerade was so much fun!
melchar: xellosmelchar on March 23rd, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Cowabunga indeed! That's adorable taken to a whole new dimension.
Mercatmercat on March 26th, 2011 06:07 am (UTC)
Amazing! Got linked here from a tiki blog, great stuff. I can imagine him going up and down the halls with a nice mai tai, "INEBRATE INEBRIATE"!
Kevin Rochekproche on March 28th, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
He usually says "EXUBERATE! EXUBERATE" :-)
dsmoendsmoen on March 29th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)


Has link to flickr pic that you can download in full res (I hope). I inelegantly chopped out a photographer's hand, but I think that's only visible in larger sizes. Also there's carpet replacement where photographer's knee was but I did a better job with that.