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:
https://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!

Step 1: Gather Up Components

Here is a list of the things you will need. Some can be substituted so don't get to distressed if you can't find the EXACT components listed below:

-5mm red LED Assembly (Radio Shack)
-"SPST" Push-on/Push-off switch (Radio Shack #275-011A)
-PC Commander or Saitek joystick (Ebay, garage sale, Craigslist)
-Mini-6-LED Chaser circuit (It comes as a kit so get your soldering iron handy)
-Primer/Green/Gray spray paint
-8mm drill bit (Roughly)
-Electrical tape
-Small electronic buzzer/ beeper (optional/ pick a beep you like)
-Hand full of magnets (Size and strength up to you)
-9V battery
-Styrene sheet (or other hard thin material)

The more specific components have been photographed below:

Whole lot of fun!
<p>This is so cool, I actually designed the original Saitek joystick when I worked for them back in the 90's, so cool to see you guys re-creating the mines :-)</p>
So cool! I love the 3d printer. Yeah I would love to see any material you have on it. Its always interesting to see the process behind the finished piece.<br>
That is so awesome! I am a product designer myself! (Working on kitchen gadgets/housewares). I would die to see original sketches or drawings for that joystick! Took me quite a while to find this joystick to purchase, they are quite rare!
Next time I'm looking in my archives I'll see if I can find any sketches, might even have the original CAD although it will probably be in 3D Studio R3....it was the '90's. Cool that you're a product designer too. This is the business I run now - http://www.productresolutions.com/ <br>Think i'm going to have to watch that movie again now!
<p>I made it!</p>
<p>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?</p>
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.
<p>Thank you so much for the advice :)</p>
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!
Current Radio Shack part numbers: <br> <br>RadioShack&reg; Red LED with Holder <br>Catalog #: 276-011 <br> <br>SPST Push On-Push Off Switch <br>Catalog #: 275-011
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. <br> <br>One more Radio Shack part is the piezo beeper, as far as I can tell it's one of these two: <br> <br>90dB Piezo Pulse <br>Catalog #: 273-066 <br> <br>or <br> <br>76dB Piezo Buzzer <br>Catalog #: 273-059 <br> <br>And to be complete, the LED kit is: Velleman MK173
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.
Haha, my favorite was when you spawned and them BLAM! you die due to proxy mines being planted on EVERY spawn zone hahaha.<br>
Brings a tear to my eye remembering those mines.
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.
AWESOME! Seriously I love the remote mine from Goldeneye and I am very happy that you finished your very own!!!!<br>
AHHHHHHHHHHH!! I LOVE IT!!!!<br><br>....MUST.....RESIST........URGE...TO..MAKE.....WILL..POWER....FALLING... ....ANIMAL......DESIRES....TAKING...OVER..............MUST...MAKE...PROPS....<br><br>Great job Shane! Now I just need to get myself one of those joysticks. Ebay here I coooooommme!
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 : <a href="https://www.instructables.com/group/moviemagic/">https://www.instructables.com/group/moviemagic/</a>
Thanks! I joined up!
Oh my god, that joystick is hillariously perfect...
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.<br>To this very day its still my favourite game
Thanks alot!, and I completely agree with you!<br><br> 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!<br><br>&quot;Goldeneye64 Remake&quot; = Blasphemy!
you should check out &quot;GoldenEye: Source&quot; 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<br> <br> http://www.moddb.com/mods/goldeneye-source/news/goldeneye-source-beta-4-release
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 :(
all you need to do now is buy an omega seamaster for the remote trigger, and pack the thing full of explosives
Verry good instructable brought back allot of old school memory's.<br><br>Definitely the best and most fun weapon in the game and a sweet prop.

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