SWTOR Holocom

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After Cosplaying a SWTOR Agent, I looked at more props I could create from the game.

I was always fascinated with the holoprojectors in the Star Wars films and the pocket holocom from the game appealed to me and seemed like an interesting project.

The proof-of-concept in the video below was put together with a black tinted resin body poured into a hand made modelling clay mould then fled and sanded into shape by hand. The electronics are based around and Arduino Pro Mini 3.3v using very small 8bit 8Khz audio samples squeezed into the programming memory. Due to the size of the components and the Arduino there was little room for a battery so I used a coin cell.

I’m working on a production version which will be a much smaller custom designed board allowing for a USB rechargable LiPo battery.