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:
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)
-Small electronic buzzer/ beeper (optional/ pick a beep you like)
-Hand full of magnets (Size and strength up to you)
-Styrene sheet (or other hard thin material)
The more specific components have been photographed below: