Picture of Goldeneye 007 Remote Mine Prop
How to build a functional movie prop "Remote Mine"
(If you can't find the parts to make your own, as a few are hard to track down, head over to my other project where you can 3D print the parts instead:
http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-Goldeneye-007-Remote-Mine-With-beeper-/   )

If you remember the way it feels to sit 2 feet away from your mothers TV, with all your friends jamming on the "C" buttons, and joysticks of your favorite N64 controller, then this is the Instructable for you!

Goldeneye 64, a legendary FPS that set the standards for games of its type for years to come. With both single and multiplayer modes that included a slew of guns, characters and environments this was the game that would be dreamed about by every tweenage boy all through math class. (And social studies, english, history, etc)

Out of any weapon in the game, the one that stands out in my mind the most is the "Remote Mine".

Throw it, and jam the "Z"  and "A" button at the same time to detonate in mid air! Now how sweet is that?

Well I threw the dust cover off of my N64 the other week, and was inspired. It has been quite a while since Ive worked on a little project, and followed through, so I figured hey why not make a remote mine prop? 

I started with some research, The actual movie prop is made from an old joystick. Either a PC Commander, or a Saitek. It took some doing to track one of these bad boys down, so all in all finding this most-important component will be your hardest task. Consider this an instructable with a dash of scavenger hunt!

Ready to start? Grab your "PP7" and credit card and lets go!

KalebM13 months ago

I am currently in the process of making this prop, and I have one question. How should I go about drilling the holes without cracking the plastic?

shaneblomberg (author)  KalebM13 months ago
I actually just drilled it very slowly, I think maybe I drilled a very small pilot hole first, then did t again with the full size, just apply VERY gentle pressure with a full size bit on a very high speed.

Thank you so much for the advice :)

This is amazing!! It's sad how much shapeways charges for the 3D prints. I'd be shelling out almost enough money to buy a printer!
Jeff Haas3 years ago
Current Radio Shack part numbers:

RadioShack® Red LED with Holder
Catalog #: 276-011

SPST Push On-Push Off Switch
Catalog #: 275-011
shaneblomberg (author)  Jeff Haas3 years ago
Thanks for the details! I bet one could even make a pre made ready-to-buy list on amazon or something? That way one click, and you have all the components.
Most of the electronics parts are at Radio Shack, so you can order there. The only thing they don't carry is the Velleman mini-LED chaser, but lots of places have it on the web.

One more Radio Shack part is the piezo beeper, as far as I can tell it's one of these two:

90dB Piezo Pulse
Catalog #: 273-066


76dB Piezo Buzzer
Catalog #: 273-059

And to be complete, the LED kit is: Velleman MK173
SWV17874 years ago
Love the prop but I preferred proximity mines in that game. I would throw them all over the place and usually forget where I put them and walk into a few myself but it was fun the see people get annoyed because they couldn't walk anywhere without setting off a chain reaction of explosions through the entire level.
shaneblomberg (author)  SWV17873 years ago
Haha, my favorite was when you spawned and them BLAM! you die due to proxy mines being planted on EVERY spawn zone hahaha.
mu0p SWV17874 years ago
Brings a tear to my eye remembering those mines.
DTSNEO63 years ago
I just completed mine, its great! i attached an image of mine to this comment, hopefully it works. I wetn with the green from the film.
2011-12-10 07.12.28.jpg
shaneblomberg (author)  DTSNEO63 years ago
AWESOME! Seriously I love the remote mine from Goldeneye and I am very happy that you finished your very own!!!!

....MUST.....RESIST........URGE...TO..MAKE.....WILL..POWER....FALLING... ....ANIMAL......DESIRES....TAKING...OVER..............MUST...MAKE...PROPS....

Great job Shane! Now I just need to get myself one of those joysticks. Ebay here I coooooommme!
gogglecrab4 years ago
This is so cool! I would love you to put this in my group! Here's the link if you want to check it out : http://www.instructables.com/group/moviemagic/
shaneblomberg (author)  gogglecrab4 years ago
Thanks! I joined up!
jongscx4 years ago
Oh my god, that joystick is hillariously perfect...
tahirhh4 years ago
great instructable, anything goldeneye gets me exited (apart form the wii remake), brings back a lot of memories of sleepless nights in the dark with friends playing multiplayer.
To this very day its still my favourite game
shaneblomberg (author)  tahirhh4 years ago
Thanks alot!, and I completely agree with you!

Sure I give them credit for trying, but how about just increasing the resolution and not actually changing anything else? How about a Goldeneye64 re-release? I mean, anything you ever wanted changed in that game was done in Perfect Dark, so how about just re-releasing both games!

"Goldeneye64 Remake" = Blasphemy!
you should check out "GoldenEye: Source" its basically a hl2 2 mod using steam's source engine. Its basically a high resolution version of the original but only for multilayer online, with all the original characters, guns and maps. heres a link i quickly googled

shaneblomberg (author)  tahirhh4 years ago
Yeah! I heard news about it's release a few years back... But then forgot about it untill you just mentioned it! I heard the original producer killed himself :(
tahirhh tahirhh4 years ago
all you need to do now is buy an omega seamaster for the remote trigger, and pack the thing full of explosives
mrxim4 years ago
Verry good instructable brought back allot of old school memory's.

Definitely the best and most fun weapon in the game and a sweet prop.