So, I got a chance to crack on with my backpack today. However, I had to change my plans a bit. As my original design had a maglock built into it, but apparently the one I was gonna get is now out of stock as well as the 12v battery. So, I decided to put that project on hold and build a comms pack instead as I got soooooooo many greeblies from work this last week I just had to use them :3
So. Started off with building a wooden frame for support and rigidity, then started on making my sides. As I have an Extremely large supply of 3mm foamex I just used that and build it up with layers to make it thicker and stronger.
Then cut out the caps I needed for my side details and glued them all down. Using an apartment key card security system and a broken lamp dimmer.
Stuck and nailed the sides together as well as built up the back. I also managed to get a hold of a small access hatch so built that in for when I add a couple of blinkies and flasheis.
Then cut out the top and bottom panels and starting coming up with ideas for what I'd like to add onto them. So far I've got a dishwasher salt thingy, a sds pilot top with an old toy stuck to it, as well as a PIR top.
Then the plan for the middle, started to bend it but got tiered so put it down. Using two digital thermostat things and a TV digybox.
All that's left is to fit it all together, fill it up with eproxy to make it neat and flush then paint it. But I need a nice rod thingy for my main antenna thing..... but not sure on what to use for it, might see if I have an old radio lying around somewhere tomorrow.
I do also need to find an attachment method.... as it will be quite heavy once it is finished :/
Anyone got any ideas?