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Build your own Dalek Dome be the star of your next Doctor Who watch party and exterminate your friends for less than $10
 
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Step 1: Supplies and Tools Necessary

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Supplies:
1 Dalek head sized bowl, about 12" in diameter.  $1 at  Dollar Tree
2 Outdoor LED solar lights                                         $2 at Dollar Tree
1 Medium LED flashlight                                             $1 at Dollar Tree
1 Toy suction cup arrow                                               $ free found in junk bin.
1 2"x12" plexiglass                                                        $ free left over from previous project
1 can Silver Spray Paint                                                $ free left over from previous project
1 can flat black spray paint                                           $1 Walmart
1 baseball cap                                                                $ Found it in closet
1 toilet plunger                                                                $ 3 Walmart
12" of 24 gage wire                                                        $ free left over from previous project

Tools:
Dremmel
glue gun
soldering iron

Step 2: Dome Lights

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To make the dome lights:
1. Take the solar lights apart, you should end up with a tube, the lense and the light (containing the solar cell, battery and led).
2. You'll need to use the dremmel to remove the nub that attaches the lense to the tube.
3. then using the lense as a guide mark the position of the Dome Lights on the "Dome" (popcorn bowl).
4. using the dremmel cut out holes slightly smaller than the base of the lense,.

Step 3: Dome

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5. The lenses should be tapered and were easily inserted through the hole from the inside and hotglued in place.
6. now the "light" containing the solar cell, battery and LED can be attached to the base of lense, inside the bowl.
I left a slight gap between the lip of the lense and the inside of the bowl so the "light" can be easily attached and removed for charging.


killthejan24 days ago
you're awesome
rsalmøn2 months ago
Hahahaha what! What!
Crimson-Deity6 months ago

Haven't laughed this hard in a while, thanks you! I will definitively do this! =D

lharris2610 months ago
Next time I need to look like a Dalek in a split second, I will remember.
That is superb, absolutely brilliant!
Kiteman10 months ago
Oh, that is just priceless!

Did you wear it out for Hallowe'en?
fatbasta72 (author)  Kiteman10 months ago
I was escorting my daughter to an anime convention and I had to come up with a quick costume to blend in.
Kiteman fatbasta7210 months ago
You and I have different ideas about "blending in" :-D

I don't know where in the world you are, but the 23rd is "Day of the Doctor", the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast.
fatbasta72 (author)  Kiteman10 months ago
My goal for the convention was not to be the "old creapy dude lurking around corners keeping an eye on my daughter", instead I was "old creapy dude dressed as a Dalek". There was a 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Panel filled with various Doctors so I got "sonic screwdrivered" a lot. It was a bunch of fun.
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asandoval710 months ago
Brilliant! Laughed when I saw that snapshot.
AJD4210 months ago
Love it man
Hi-LARIOUS!