|FRONT VIEW: Note the nylon mesh speaker panel and the inset oval indicator made of white 1/8" thick acrylic (Plexiglas).|
|The on/off switch to activate the LED for the indicator panel and the 'talk' button to activate the voice feature are both 'hidden' |
on the back panel of the intercom.
|BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER with a Starfleet Research & Development registration / serial-# label. |
|SCRATCH BUILT - 'Scratch built' means an item was built without the use of a kit or parts specifically made for the item. Each |
part was hand cut from heavy gauge styrene sheet stock, opaque white Plexiglas, or Plastruct rods & shaped plastic.
BACK ROW (L to R): the back panel before cutting out the battery access opening & switch mount, the front panel, and the
base plate or bottom panel.
CENTER (L to R), nylon mesh screen, opaque Plexiglas, inner & outer indicator panels, left & right side panels, interior front
panel to support the mesh, structural support forms
|SUBJECT: STAR TREK ORIGINAL SERIES TV SHOW - DESKTOP COMMUNICATIONS UNIT|
KIT MAKER: SCRATCH-BUILT SCALE: 1:1 (Approximated)
SPECIAL FEATURES: Functional light-up indicator inset & it 'talks' (voices of TOS crew)
|SUBJECT: STAR TREK TOS - SPOCK'S BEACON DEVICE|
KIT MAKER: ?? SCALE: 1:1
SPECIAL FEATURES: All cast resin construction
ADDED: Light & sound with three settings.
|This TOS prop was originally used as a 'beacon' created by Mr. Spock to punch through an ionized (or was it just dense?) |
atmosphere to get a signal to the Enterprise. Later it appeared in two more TOS episodes, serving as an 'engineering tool' in
one & as a cutting torch in another episode.
|To represent the TOS prop in its original 'beacon' form, I added a bright white LED & high-pitched beeping sound effect|
MOUSEOVER to see the beacon tip lit up.
|To represent the prop when it was used as an engineering tool, I added a second setting to the control knob which activates a |
color-changing (RGB) LED to light the emitter tip. On this setting there is no sound effect.
MOUSEOVER to see the replica lit up as a cutting torch.
I don't remember if or how the prop lit up when it was used as a cutting torch, but for my replica a bright red LED seemed to
be an appropriate way to show the 'cutting torch' function.