The year is 1997. The game, Goldeneye 64. The weapon, The Remote Mine.
Hours and hours spent glued to your mom's TV with your friends, trying to say they were screen watching at 2am. Does this sound like the vast majority of your childhood? If so, please
If you have ever wanted your own Remote Mine prop from Goldeneye 007 now is your chance. This Instructable goes over all the details, bits, bobs, and parts you will need to create your own "working" prop that beeps, is magnetic, and blinks! I have created this instructable because I wanted to make something everyone could get their hands on. I had made a Remote Mine prop in the past, but one major flaw is that finding one key component is nearly impossible nowadays. To protect the aging Remote mine from going the way of the Dodo, I decided it was time to bring it up to speed in 2013, utilizing 3D printing technology. The following pages outline how to print your parts, where to get the electronics, and how to assemble the whole thing.
All the dimensions of the 3D model I used for printing were painstakingly (Ok, it wasn't THAT painful) translated from the Remote Mine prop I had originally made ( Which was created the same way as the real movie prop). So everything is just about as accurate to the movie prop as humanly possible.
If you want to print your own mine, but don't have any way to 3D print the parts, head over to my Shapeways page where you can purchase the parts there.
You can find the printable components for sale here:
If you find your still hungry for more, download the .ZIP file to gather up all the electronic files you will need to print the mine yourself (If you have access to a 3d printer), then head onto the next step.
Step 1: Gatherin' Up Some Parts
Now, before you get started here are a list of components you must have to complete this project, most can be bought from Radio Shack, or on Amazon. Below are the parts you need, how many you will require, and where they can be found:
-Mini LED Light Chaser by Velleman (The one with the 9v cord sticking out) (Amazon, buy 1)
-76dB Piezo Buzzer Item#: 2062397 (Radioshack, buy 1)
-5mm Red LED with Holder Item#: 2062548 (Radioshack, buy 6)
-SPST Push On-Push Off Switch Item#: 2049717 (Radioshack, buy 1)
-Neodymium Magnets 3/8" dia. x 1/4" thick, Item# D64-N52 (K&J Magnetics, buy 8)
So to construct the unit once you have the parts:
First, print the components: (Note that I have included .STL files, GCODE files, and .X3G files as well. So not only will you have the raw data, but can use the EXACT settings I used to print mine. I have also included a .IGES of the whole thing put together, just incase you need some more instruction on what goes where.)
You can download everything you will need at once by downloading the "MINE.ZIP" File.
-Battery hatch - Print lying flat, without support or raft, this will ensure the snap feature works
-Lower Housing - Doesn't need raft or support, though it may warp without raft
-Upper Housing - Needs support unfortunately
-Both of the textured pads - Also needs support