Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - DaZero

Pages: [1]
1
Tom Servo / Re: Easy way to get Snack dispenser or look-alike?
« on: July 04, 2018, 09:43:17 AM »
Sadly they're probably both the same thing, same brand I think, Greenbrier is a dollar store brand, which made them great fodder for psuedo-Tom's at $1, but since they're not in physical stores right now at that price, they lost 1 of their 2 advantages, so #2 only matters if you specifically want one that is smaller than the real deal for a smaller Tom.

If proportions don't matter, or if you think a smaller Tom with a bigger head would look cute I'd go with a actual Executive machine. 

If you just need a new base sans globes there's a bunch of machines on Amazon, ones that match the orinigal but have sports themed globes, or a smiley face molded into the globe. There's a few round ones that match the dollar store brand, since those bases had ridges instead of a slope like Tom's actual machine, but those ones are metallic painted and in the $20-$30 range, as much as the real deal, but with the bad reviews matching the dollar store brand.

If you don't have a spare globe for a base however, you would either need to get lucky for a replacement, or by the time you sourced a equal size acrylic globe AND figured out the top, at that point you're better off  just paying the same aound (or less) for Tom's real brand.




Sadly, while I was hoping to find another answer for both of us looking this up, but unless another brand comes along, the best options are over-priced orinigals, or future 3d printing and globe outsourcing when they iroinically become the cheaper option by virtue of not changing price.

2
Tom Servo / Re: Easy way to get Snack dispenser or look-alike?
« on: July 03, 2018, 11:22:50 PM »
If their website is updated then this place still has them : http://www.antiquegumball.com/

They're $29.95. Its been awhile since I've checked, but that seems a bit high LOL Comes in white, blue, and yes red, for what its worth.

EDIT: If you want to do a mini Tom than the dollar stores used to have one that was 3/4ish the size, my brother made me a pretty amazing almost accurate Tom with one. Maybe those $1 stores still have them at $1, a few minutes on google got me either this:

https://www.dollardays.com/i1944204-wholesale-gumball-machine.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwvezZBRDkARIsADKQyPnKBpPEVSnbzE7s_fhvUdYKYo5g6wIzOMjdYgdxcHzeXko1NjEvrkIaAkYKEALw_wcB

A set of 6 for $22.32 for a case order, or one for $9.49 here:  https://www.amazon.com/Bubble-Machine-Coin-less-Gumballs-Cheese/dp/B00PZHO3H4

3
Gypsy / Re: KTMA Gypsy
« on: May 05, 2015, 09:21:35 PM »
That would be me. And yeah, wowza indeed. Thing is, since last fall I've been looking for any of these, and I've seen like 4-5 of these things go for around $100, so I kinda got it cheapish.....

.......dot dot he says, until finding listings for other seats $30-$50ish from a couple months ago I missed somehow, so maybe it was a bad deal :p Maybe? I dont know now, 1 to 10 this for me? Heh, guess I got impatient after sitting on Crow parts for 17 years, and now Im probably going overboard on trying to find. anything bot related now that I finally want to start/finish projects :p

4
Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Beeper
« on: April 27, 2015, 08:40:57 AM »

As you can see in the photo, I can easily remove beeper's eye/head. I would love to swap it out with a servo head but my servo's pvc pipe is too large. I'll have to make another one to replace it with. Thanks for that suggestion, DaZero.
Glad to be of help!

Hey, since you've more or less solved the mystery of KTMA Beeper's/Servo's cone, that its 2 found & modified items rather 1 found item, that fact Joel just happened to have a orange cone tip when making KTMA Cambot's separate camera basically means you solved 2 parts mysteries for the price of 1.....Beeper!

5
Gypsy / Re: KTMA Gypsy
« on: April 26, 2015, 05:20:35 PM »
Begs the question, which is more helpful and/or ethical, where:

1) Everyone waiting until the last minute to bid, so it stays cheaper for the winner-

2 - or start bidding now, cranking up the price but also letting everyone know how much one is willing to spend on it, so people can bid accordingly, instead of some guessing really cheap and some really expensive, giving more info to judge its worth, but also removes the chance of people of getting cheaper for those on a budget, but also lets them know that ahead of time instead of waiting until the last day, giving them the option to give up early instead of anticipating for days.




I don't mean to get overly philsophical, but as I was orinigally going to ask everyone to bid last minute to keep it low, I started to ponder WHY so many will bid days in an advance, when someone will almost always big higher before the last day, thus pointlessly raising the price, at least as far as I can tell.

Basically I lean towards to 1) since people with a bigger pocket will always have a better chance of winning, while waiting till the last few minutes keeps it cheap enough for everyone, not to mention EVERYONE should know going into ebay it can get expensive, which can be applied to both options, so why not mitigate it to some degree by waiting to bid until the near end-

- but I can't imagine every single person in rapid bidding races are doing it for psychological "Mine! HAHAHAHA! oh, this was SO not worth the "glory" of beating the other guy, Buyers' Remorse!", so 2) is my guess at why it might be for some people.

Either way bid however you want, its your money after all :D

6
Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Beeper
« on: April 23, 2015, 01:17:19 AM »
Its amazing, you think you've hit a block and cant go any further, and now you may have very cracked one of the biggest mysteries of the ktma bots themselves, a mystery going right back the beginning itself!

Speaking of mysteries, how do you keep the helmet jar attached but removable for adjusting? With some careful design for the eye assempy, you could make it removable so you could have a base body with interchangable Beeper & KTMA Servo heads!

7
Crow T. Robot / Re: KTMA Crow
« on: April 22, 2015, 05:00:28 PM »
So I found something curious. Im not sure if its accurate or not, and the real ones are easy enough to find, but apprentally theres a Mattel game called "Bounce Off" with like 10-20 balls or so in the same color as the old school Gnip Gnop colors.

No idea what size they are, so maybe theyre the size of the (maybe) smaller than 38 mm gnip gnop balls, or maybe not.

Of course, even if they are, for 11.99 you get more balls than you know what to do with.....or for $20-30-ish you get the old school Gnip Gnop balls, the board itself you can use for the KTMA SOL, KTMA/CC S1 Crow eye's, and a ball the right color for KTMA Gypsy's eye, and Gnip Gnop was made by Parker Brothers, so unless Mattel resused molds from them, who knows if theyre the right shade and/or size.

Still, if they are, theyre there for cheap instore at Target for anyone who needs them NOW.




Dont know how useful this is, but figured it couldnt hurt to share. Didnt seem like it deserved its own thread cluttering up the board, especially if they dont match, but figured it my help you with KTMA Crow.

Besides, aside from me finding the Bounce Off game on mine own, Im mainly just rehashing another post where I quoted the board here on Gnip Gnop anyway, so Im not the one doing the real hard research here :p

P.S. What are the sizes on the new school yellow & I think orange colored Gnip Gnop balls? Are they just the same size or is it a retool?

8
Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Cambot
« on: April 11, 2015, 12:32:25 PM »
This is what I have so far. No stand with hose or electrical wires connected, just the body.
Very cool....which is why I feel bad for asking this, but is the baby me so glad dolls the wrong size, or was it an optical illusion due to the mirror in the opening?

Going over the multiple pics and rewatching the s2 theme, the doll "looks" like its reaches down 2/3 of atat body, while extending partly over the body upwards,making it look like itll be as tall as the atat body , while being more or less as wide.




EDIT:
I ask not to nitpick ( I hope I didnt come off that way) but out of curiosity, because if it was an optical illusion and the Baby Me So Glad are the right size, I got one I'll totally use right now for my atat body.

EDIT: 5/15/15

(Huh, look at that number, that won't happen again for a LONG while)

Didn't know if double posting was bad, so I edited this because I got new info I think.

Notice how Cambot S2's head goes up and swerves abit to the side when looking into the mirror (never mind the logistics of that)?

An AT-AT toy with its head & neck still attached works exactly like that would when the body is upside down (as it is in Cambot) thanks to gravity. I've got the toy to prove it.

After diassembling the head & gutting the electronics guts (heh) I can safely say that unless you engineer a new mechanism to attach it to the neck and the handle that's inside the body & goes up through the neck to maneuvar the head, you basically need at least to keep the back half of the head but almost ALL of its width & most of its height, putting the size of the piece at roughly:

Height: 2 7/8"

Width & Length: 4 1/4" & 2"......I think, always get length & width confused, but the doll cavity would need to be about 2" thick & empty to fit the parts of the AT-AT head into it so it can move the same way as Cambot's head when the body of the at-at if flipped.

....days like this I should really learn how to use imageshack :p




Basically, aside from improvising, the doll torso needs to be as wide as the back of the at-at head, so as to allow the front part of the head to be cut off, and the back half and all the neck attachments crammed into the doll torso, with some of the at-at's head height trimmed down if need be.

.....and of course if one doesn't care about at Cambot that can move his head the exact same way, then a stationary head or one with limited movement is okay & cheaper, since it not like Cambot S2 actually DOES anything aside from his head up & to the side :p

-and cheaper, since its FAR easier to find an at-at body with NO head & neck &legs vs. one with the head & neck but no legs at a cheap price, since at-at's in better conditions are more expensive. So there you go.

9
Buy / Sell / Trade / Re: Lookin' for Crow parts, hopin' for evil
« on: April 09, 2015, 08:22:27 PM »
Brightside is if you're going to make the KTMA SOL like here in this thread : http://www.botbuilders.info/index.php?topic=207.0

Than you would need to use a Gnip Gnop game for the center of the SOL, freeing up the ping pong balls. So basically making a KTMA/S1 Crow as a potential side project to the KTMA SOL, or vice versa, or both at the same time, or neither and you can play Gnip Gnop  ;D

10
First of all, first post! Whoo-hoo! Love the community feel, and its been immeasurable in helping me find the right people and knowledge thats getting me a few weeks from starting my (full) Crow when I can get the time.

So for my first post I'd figured I'd ask something really obscure but really cool, and ask if anyones ever made the Split-Down-Da-Middle Crow after he lost a fight with a buzzsaw in the Skydivers, and the two resulting Crows tried to, umm, "pull themselves together"  ;)

I can imagine it'll be more work on one hand, since it involves cutting ALOT of stuff in 1/2, but on the other hand, if you go for accuracy, I dont think his, er, their eyes ever move in that segment past the cut (bazing) so one could always just mount stationary pingpong eyes without movement like KTMA Crow, but still inside a vaccum form soapdish like S1-10 Crow.

And hey, you can save some shelf space if you have wall space you can part with. Maybe even place one 1/2 in one room, with his "brother" on the opposite side of the wall in the other room  ;D

Pages: [1]