Step 2: The Basic Shape

Now that we have a good idea in mind, it's time to find some objects of suitable size and shape that can be re-purposed. Visualize! Look at every object you have and really think about their shapes and what you can do to modify them. Let your resourcefulness and creativity shine through.

I willingly sacrificed a few perfectly good markers to the prop-making gods as they were a perfect starting point. The nearly-cylindrical body of a red permanent marker will be the body of the screwdriver, its angular cap as part of the tail end, and the highlighter's cap will form the head. A little glass "gem" (a staple of craft stores and cheap floral arrangements) I had laying around makes for a nice end to the head. I glued it on to get a look, which I then realized was a bad idea. I had to pry it off again so I could start...
<p>This is sweet. In fact, you could even say that it's.... &quot;Fantastic!&quot;</p>
this is pretty fugin awesome
Fansatsic job!
Nicely done!
In the spirit of &quot;Doctor Who&quot;, Perhaps step 4 should be &quot;Bits &amp; Bobs&quot;. :D
Sweet also love the costume
The ever changing doctors really annoy me. Which number was the doctor who fixed the crack in Amy's wall again? Anyways great ible
Every time The Doctor is meant to die, he HAS to take on another form
The 11th doctor, in the very first episode of season 5 I think. &quot;Eleventh Hour&quot; with the giant eyeballs.
how can you hate regeneration? if you had it you would probably love it. anyway its a natural part of the time lord life cycle. meaning that your comment could be construed as racism.
KNOCK IT OFF! It's not racist you strange person!
It's not the regeneration that I hate it simply annoys me that he changes. One second you think you know everything about the doctor then he suddenly completely changes again.
exactly. the idea with the doctor is that they can have a series where they can do the ultimate plot twist (kill off the main character) over and over again. it's one of those theatrical things.
regeneration and the fact that he changes is the same concept
i believe that was the 11th, and most recent. keep an eye out, the new season just started in America last week with a &quot;kill hitler&quot; episode
Let's kill hitler!!!<br>Well I'm past that. I just watched the girl who waited
That's the 11th, the toy prop I compared mine to was of his.
The eleventh doctor is pretty spiffy. :D
AHHH!!! I can't wait till April 23rd! Especially seeing the Doctor in the America with me begin American!
the changing docters annoy me to but the doctor who fixed amys wall was the 11th doctor. <br>
Thanks soooo much! My school had a dress-up day, and was going as The Doctor so, I needed a sonic screwdriver, + I only had 3 DAYS to get my costume ready! Thank you sooo much for your'e help!!!
that round thing you aren't sure of what it was, it looks very similar to the inner race of a bearing, from the size i'd guess skate/mountain board. <br>
What is that shiny medle thing on top of it?
That's a 7mm socket from a cheap wrench set, as mentioned in the next step. It fit nicely over the end of the plastic marker. Use whatever works!
Think is AMAZING! I was going as the 10th Doctor for a dress up day at school, and my whole costume was perfect, except for my sonic screwdriver! I had the same problem as you, I have 11's, but not 9/10's, so you can imagine my joy when I saw this. It only took me a few hours to get it together and everyone at school thought it was amazing, whether they knew about the Doctor or not. Thank You SO much! :D
Glad to help! I'd love to see the one you made.
Nice idea. :) good job.
Anyone else want to pack an RFID chip in one of these and set all electronics and doors in their house to open with it?
or the easier option would be to install a tv-b-gone in the tip. less utility, but still freaking cool. (another thought: I think to keep with the sonic theme you'd have to make it use sound. maybe use that directional sound technology they use in stores for advertisements, and have the frequency given off by the screwdriver do the various utilities when pointed at the device.)
A universal remote sonic screwdriver? That would be epic!
I'd like to see someone do that.
anyone think with a old speaker and a program called audicty i coluld make a working one that changes its decbils to shake the door open or maybe change the computers activy
i would use it as a magnet
Krylon Fusion is specially designed spray paint to use on plastic. I suggest that one. The prices are better at Home Depot, but WalMart had a wider selection.
Great Job! except for your sixth grader &quot;That's what she said&quot; joke.
Oh, you would not believe the sheer number of innuendoes I make with mine (the Character Options toy--it's about 5 years old and still serves me well). Mine, for one thing, goes in...and out...and in...and out. It has three settings, one of which is &quot;Caress.&quot; (OK, so it doesn't have three settings...) <br> <br>Oh yes...I LOVE the Sonic Screwdriver...it's so BAD. (And it's *bigger* than the actual prop. Make of that what you will.)
Good &quot;that's what she said&quot; call
Suggestion for you. Why not cut off the clip end on a sharpie fine point, I'm talking about the part that is on the black cap portion of the the sharpie pen that will hold the pen to ones pocket when you put into your pocket. This part can be used for the &quot;openings&quot;. <br> <br>James Cecil
I've got to say, not bad at all! My boys are very inspired by this,, thanks so much!
Very nice. This is a great base for others to work from. You could dremmel out the details and use other niknaks to create the rest of the details. I am going to put this on my list of builds.
Thanks! I had considered cutting some openings, but was too afraid I'd screw it up without time and materials left to fix it before the costume party. Maybe now I'll give it a try, or start on a second one soon.

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